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Record Number: 9995


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...the inside of the lid of it was lined with sheets of what I now know to have been a sensational novel. It was of course a fragment, but I read it, kneeling on the bare floor, with indescribable rapture.' [and more for a paragraph..]

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1855 and 31 Dec 1855

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London, Islington
location in dwelling: Garret of family home

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:

Edmund Gosse

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Son of zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[sensational novel]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

9995

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son

Place of Publication:

Keele: Ryburn Publishing

Date of Publication:

1994 (1907)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

51

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994 (1907)), p. 51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9995, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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