Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 4713


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

' ... as late as the 1890s, Harriet Shaw Weaver's mother was shocked when she came upon her adolescent daughter reading "Adam Bede" ... the local vicar was asked to call in order to explain the book's unsuitability.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1899

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:

Reader:

Harriet Shaw Weaver

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1 Sep 1876

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Editor and Social Activist

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:

Adam Bede

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4713

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:

212

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 212, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4713, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design