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Record 27542

Reading Experience:

27 May 1878: 'Up early and off by the 11.30 train [from Fulda] to Berlin. They have a curious plan at Fulda of sounding the reveille at 4 o'clock in the morning [...] I first heard it on the Sunday. I was already awake and reading Disraeli's Sybil, which has interested us [Lady Charlotte and her husband Charles, a Conservative politician] by reason of the political opinions expressed in it. I finished the book today on the way to Berlin.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 27 May 1878
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: On board train between Fulda and Berlin
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:Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: also known as Lady Charlotte Guest. Nee Charlotte Bertie


Text Being Read:

Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Title: Sybil, or The Two Nations
Genre: Fiction, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27542  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 143
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 143,, accessed: 20 April 2024

Additional comments:




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