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Record 4840

Reading Experience:

"As ... [Hannah Mitchell's] love of books became known locally: 'I made free of such libraries as the neighbours possessed, which led to my reading some curious and unsuitable matter, old-fashioned theological works, early Methodist magazines, cookery books and queer tales of murder and robbery. One such, entitled 'The Castle of Otranto', haunted my dreams for many a night'."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1875 and 1879
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Peak District
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:Hannah Mitchell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Farmer's daughter
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:

Title: theological works
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 4840  
Source - Print  
  Author: Kate Flint
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Woman Reader: 1837-1914
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 233
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 233,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from Hannah Mitchell, The Hard Way Up: The Autobiography of Hannah Mitchell, Suffragette and Rebel (1968) 44.



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