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Record 425

Reading Experience:

'one of the red-letter days of my life was a birthday when I received from my father "Through the Looking Glass". I...buried myself in it all afternoon, my pleasure enhanced by the knowledge that there was a boring vistor downstairs to whom I ought to be making myself agreeable!'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Oct 1871
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
specific address: 1 Canonbury Park North
upstairs in children's playroom
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:Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 2 Oct 1866
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Anglican
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: Lewis Carroll
Title: Through the Looking Glass
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Probably first edition, 1871
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 425  
Source - Print  
  Author: M. V. Hughes
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A London Family 1870-1900
  Place of Publication: London, New York, Toronto
  Date of Publication: 1946
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 51
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900 (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 51,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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