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Record 22725

Reading Experience:

'During our Oxford years the works to which she turned most frequently were Shakepeare's "Richard II", Raleigh's "Discovery of Guiana", Milton's "Areopagitica", the writings of John Wyclif, Blake's "Minor Prophecies", and the plays of Bernard Shaw.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Oct 1919 and 31 Dec 1921
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Oxford
county: Oxfordshire
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:Winifred Holtby
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1898
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
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: William Shakespeare
Title: Richard II
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22725  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Friendship
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 97
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Friendship (Great Britain, 1980), p. 97,, accessed: 28 March 2023

Additional comments:

Other authors and titles listed in quotation.



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