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Record Number: 4753


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

" ... in the early 1870s, the ten-year-old Annabel Huth Jackson 'was terribly frightened by the episode of the mad woman tearing the wedding veil' in Jane Eyre, although the incidence of this incident alone was doubtless insufficient to explain Jackson's mother's horror when she learnt her daughter had read the book."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1870 and 1875

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:

Annabel Huth Jackson

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4753

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:

218

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 218, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4753, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Annabel Huth Jackson, A Victorian Chldhood (1932) 58.

   
   
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