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Record Number: 3914


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When Florence Murray married in 1902, her husband, a Colne valley wool manufacturer, was a widower with a young son ... who was looked after by an aged housekeeper ['an extra particular Baptist'] ... one wet afternoon Florence "took "David Copperfield" from the bookshelf and boldly began to read it aloud to her while she knitted. She disapproved of novels, but I represented it as Dickens' life ... the old lady was greatly interested and amused ..."'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

afternoon

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Florence Murray

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Wool manufacturer's wife

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

David Copperfield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3914

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

1003

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 1003, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3914, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Mrs Josiah Lockwood, "An Ordinary Life 1861-1924" (1932) 107-8.

   
   
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