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Record 11387

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Mr Wilson introduced us to another author - Victor Hugo... in 1925, "Les Miserables" gripped us even more than "Pickwick". Mr Wilson must have abridged it ruthlessly, but he made everything in nineteenth-century France sound as if it were happening in the England of our own day...The reading of "Les Miserables" bound us together in one common experience.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1925 and 31 Dec 1925
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: schoolmaster
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
class of boys, including Norman Nicholson
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Victor Hugo
Title: Les Miserables
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11387  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Nicholson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wednesday Early Closing
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 145
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 145, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11387, accessed: 30 January 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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