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Record Number: 4835


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Alice] Foley continued her education by attending night school after going to work full-time in the mill when she was thirteen. She remembers choosing "Jane Eyre" as a prize, attracted by its strange name: "I read the book avidly for it was an enchanting experience in a new romantic world ..."'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bolton

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:

Alice Foley

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1891

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Mill worker and suffragette

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4835

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:

232

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 232, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4835, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Alice Foley, A Bolton Childhood (1973) 55.

   
   
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