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Record 4850

Reading Experience:

" ... [Mrs Layton (b. 1855)] remembers, when she was in service, and about sixteen, being lent some 'trashy books' by the servant next door: narratives which came out in weeekly episodes and which created a compulsive desire in her ..."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1871
Country: n/a
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:Mrs Layton
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1855
Socio-economic group: Servant
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: popular serial fiction
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 4850  
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: 234
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 234,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

Citation of source of anecdote, p.234 n.177, gives reader's name as Mrs Layard.



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