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Record 3093

Reading Experience:

' ... when stuck in '" dismal dirty inn at Halifax" in Yorkshire during his lecture tour in 1857, ... [Thackeray] made himself comfortable by reading and "pleasant talk about books" with people he met.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1857 and 31 Dec 1857
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Halifax
other location: Inn
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:William Makepeace Thackeray
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1811
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: India
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: unknown
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3093  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 18,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from Thackeray's 21-22 February 1857 letter to Mrs Thomas Frederick Elliot and Kate Perry, in Edgar F, Harden, ed., Selected Letters of Wiliam Makepeace Thackeray (1996) 315-16.



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