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Record 4329

Reading Experience:

'Next to Robinson Crusoe, Rider liked the Arabian Nights, The Three Musketeers and the poems of Edgar Allan Poe and Macaulay. His two favourite novels were Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities and The Coming Race, a fantasy novel by Bulwer Lytton (the uncle of Sir Henry Bulwer, a Norfolk neighbour and friend of Squire Haggard who was to play a decisive part in Rider's life).'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: daytime: On a Sunday
Place: city: Bradenham
county: Norfolk
location in dwelling: under a bed
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:Henry Rider Haggard
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jun 1856
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later barrister and writer
Religion: n/a
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: Charles Dickens
Title: A Tale of Two Cities
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4329  
Source - Print  
  Author: Peter Berresford Ellis
  Editor: n/a
  Title: H. Rider Haggard. A Voice from the Infinite
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 24
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Peter Berresford Ellis, H. Rider Haggard. A Voice from the Infinite (London, 1978), p. 24,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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