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Record Number: 3926


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"The Prime Minister's daughter Violet Asquith read ... [The Heir of Redclyffe] seven times 'from cover to cover -- never failing to cry at the end' ..."

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

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:

Violet Asquith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Charlotte M. Yonge

Title:

The Heir of Redclyffe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3926

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:

1029

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 1029, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3926, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Mark Bonham Carter and Mark Pottle, Lantern Slides: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter, 1904-1914 (1996) 50 n.2.

   
   
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