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Record Number: 4699


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mrs Benson, wife of the Headmaster of Wellington College, [scandalized] his friends by letting her children read George Eliot ...'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

Reading Group:

Benson family

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Eliot

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4699

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:

210

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 210, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4699, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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