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Record Number: 7858


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Fanny Kemble, 3 December 1832: 'After breakfast [on board steamboat] returned to my crib. As I was removing "Contarini Fleming" [a novel by Disraeli], in order to lie down, a lady said to me, "Let me look at one of those books," and without further word of question or acknowledgement, took it from my hand, and began reading. I was a [italics]little surprised[end italics], but said nothing, and went to sleep.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Dec 1832

Country:

USA

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: On board steamboat between New York and Philadelphia

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:

unknown

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

USA

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Benjamin Disraeli

Title:

Contarini Fleming (one of multiple volumes)

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

7858

Source:

Print

Author:

Fanny Kemble

Editor:

Catherine Clinton

Title:

Fanny Kemble's Journals

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

54

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Fanny Kemble, Catherine Clinton (ed.), Fanny Kemble's Journals (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000), p. 54, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7858, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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