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Record 3930

Reading Experience:

'Writing her memoirs in 1926, Janet Courtney went back to what she was like at 15, "when "John Inglesant" was published, spending the long summer holidays in the quiet of Barton, and for those six summer weeks of 1881 I lived in the book ..."'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jul 1881 and 30 Sep 1881
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Barton-on-Humber
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:Janet Courtney
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Nov 1865
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer; publi servant; editor
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: J. Henry Shorthouse
Title: John Inglesant
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1881
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3930  
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: 1035
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 1035,, accessed: 23 March 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Janet Courtney, Recollected in Tranquillity (1930) 121.



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