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Record 12122

Reading Experience:

'There is also among the papers, one piece of absurdity by Mr. Grantley Berkely, called ?Chariot versus coach? which I had previously read and returned, and consequently suppose has been sent back to me by mistake.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 2 Apr 1838 and 1 Feb 1838
Country: England
Time: morning: Monday
Place: city: London
specific address: 48 Doughty Street
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:Charles Dickens
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journalist and writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Grantley Berkely
Title: Chariot versus coach
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Found
Sent to Dickens from Bentley.


Source Information:

Record ID: 12122  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Dickens
  Editor: Madeline House
  Title: The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: 1
  Page: 393
  Additional comments: Additional editor: Graham Storey. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation: Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839 (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 393,, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Letter from Charles Dickens to Richard Bentley.



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