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Record 3241

Reading Experience:

Annette R. Federico notes anecdote in Kent Carr's 1901 biography of Marie Corelli, in which it is reported that New Zealand and Australian soliders in South Africa during the Boer War 'came across a stray copy of The Soul of Lilith on the veld and tore out each page after it was read to pass along to the next man in the troop.'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1892 and 31 Dec 1901
Country: South Africa
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:

Reading Group:New Zealand and Australian soldiers
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Soldiers
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: New Zealand; Australia
Country of experience: South Africa
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Marie Corelli
Title: The Soul of Lilith
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1892
Provenance: Found


Source Information:

Record ID: 3241  
Source - Print  
  Author: Annette R. Federico
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Idol of Suburbia: Marie Corelli and Late-Victorian Literary Culture
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: n/a
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Annette R. Federico, Idol of Suburbia: Marie Corelli and Late-Victorian Literary Culture (2000),, accessed: 01 March 2024

Additional comments:



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