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Record Number: 6350


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The books [Uncle George] read to us were all in the romantic vein: Shakespeare's "Histories", Chaucer, Percy's "Reliques", Scott's novels'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge

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:

George Darwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1845

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

don

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

children, including Gwen (later Raverat)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

[novels]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6350

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

185

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 185, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6350, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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