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Record 11380

Reading Experience:

'Mr Wilson had no more patience than we had with Little Nell and the atrocious Trotty Veck. He shovelled the sentiment and the trushery behind him, and started straight off with "Pickwick Papers". "Pickwick" is not a very mature Dickens and not very mature humour, but it semmed to us quite the funniest book we had ever met.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1921 and 31 Dec 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Millom
specific address: Holborn Hill school
other location: school
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Walter Wilson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: school master
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
class at Holburn Hill, including Norman Nicholson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Dickens
Title: The Pickwick Papers
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11380  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Nicholson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wednesday Early Closing
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 143
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 143,, accessed: 08 June 2023

Additional comments:



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