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Record 3184

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'However many times [Hugh] Walpole read Scott, he never ceased to be moved, as in 1918, when he "read a little Heart of Midlothian and actually wept, at my age too, over Jeanie's meeting with the Queen ..."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1918 and 31 Dec 1918
Country: England
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:Hugh Walpole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1884
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: New Zealand
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: The Heart of Midlothian
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3184  
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: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 179, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3184, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Rupert Hart-Davies, Hugh Walpole: A Biography (1952) 172.

 

 

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