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Record 27494

Reading Experience:

'the rest of the evening was devoted to Browning's The Ring & the Book. Henry M. Wallis read a masterly paper in introduction. This enabled those who had not read the long poem to understand the story & the way in which Browning treated the story. The success of the evening was largely due to this introduction. The story from several standpoints was then dealt with by members of the club. R.H. Robson read a description of the 1st Guido A. Rawlings read extracts from the book Capansacchi Mrs Evans [ditto] Pompilia Mr Gidham [ditto] Pope Mr Robson [ditto] Guido in prison'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 16 Mar 1921
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: Grove House
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:Alfred Rawlings
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1855
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Browning
Title: Ring and the Book, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27494  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest E. Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 85-6

Citation: Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 85-6,, accessed: 21 May 2024

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (



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