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Record 3242

Reading Experience:

'[Kent] Carr cites a letter [Marie] Corelli received from a colors sergeant in the Boer War in May 1900: "Now to tell you about your delightful books which were invaluable to the troops during the siege; one, 'The Sorrows of Satan,' was read and re-read by me, and then handed round. As many as three would be wanting to read it, so where literature was scarce, you can imagine what a blessing it was to have a book like it.'"
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 May 1900 and 31 May 1900
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:

Reader: anon [a colours sergeant]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Soldier (colours sergeant)
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
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 Sorrows of Satan
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3242  
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: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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