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Record 22545

Reading Experience:

Vol. III: "Sept 10 1922 A jolly book with all its faults and absurdities. The social manners and ways of three generations ago are illustrated cheerfully in its pages." "Read again, with the same amusement, in the winter of 1927-8". Vol.II p.137: "The whole novel is burlesque. It is to me, as it was to my mother, uncle [Lord Macaulay], and to my sister Margaret, supremely and singularly readable. Dec 5 1927 Welcombe"
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 10 Sep 1922 and 5 Dec 1927
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Warwickshire
specific address: Welcombe
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:George Otto Trevelyan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Jul 1838
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Historian and statesman
Religion: n/a
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: Frances Trollope
Title: The Laurringtons; or, superior people
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1844
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22545  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: MS notes in book cited below,

Citation: MS notes in book cited below,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:

The identification of Welcombe, the home of Lady Trevelyan, relates only to the 1927 reading. The earlier ones were probably at Wallington, Northumberland. Other marginal notes have not been transcribed.



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