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Record 29890

Reading Experience:

'"I think it was Victor Hugo's book Les Miserables that decided me to do what I could to alleviate the distress and suffering of the poor. That story gives you such a vivid picture of the under side of life, all the wretched & sordid details of the troubles of the poor -- troubles that could be lessened."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 17 Jan 1863 and 14 Feb 1915
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:David Lloyd George
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Jan 1863
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Lawyer and politician
Religion: Baptist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Victor Hugo
Title: Les Miserables
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29890  
Source - Print  
  Author: Frances Stevenson
  Editor: A. J. P. Taylor
  Title: Lloyd George: A Diary by Frances Stevenson
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: Recollection of Lloyd George's conversation, recorded by Frances Stevens in her diary entry for 14 February 1915.

Citation: Frances Stevenson, A. J. P. Taylor (ed.), Lloyd George: A Diary by Frances Stevenson (London, 1971), p. 31,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:



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