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Record 11381

Reading Experience:

'I do not know whether Mr Wilson read "Pickwick" right through, but I certainly did. My copy bears a plate inside the cover [school prize details]... It was the first of a succession of Dickens volumes on Indian paper, in stiff blue covers, with the original Phiz and Seymour illustrations. In 1926, at the Secondary School, I received "Barnaby Rudge"; in 1927, "Dombey and Son"; in 1928, "Nicholas Nickleby". "Great Expectations, which followed "Pickwick" in Mr Wilson's scheme, I acquired in the red, cardboard-backed Nelson's Classics, price One Shilling and Sixpence, a series which became my regular source of Christmas and birthday presents from uncles and friends... These books were my winter reading between the ages of ten and fourteen... [continues]'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1924 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: Great Expectations
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11381  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Nicholson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wednesday Early Closing
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 143-144
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 143-144,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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