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Record Number: 4679


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Phyllis Browne, "What Girls Can Do" (1880): '[Having agreed with her father that she would read only books approved by him] I begged him to give me something to read. He handed to me Dr. Dick's "Christian Philosopher," which he had just read himself and enjoyed exceedingly ... I tried hard to read it, but it was beyond me ...' (pp.104-05)

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

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:

Phyllis Browne

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

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:

Thomas Dick

Title:

Christian Philosopher

Genre:

Other religious, Social Science, Philosophy, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

4679

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

204

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 204, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4679, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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