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Record 4867

Reading Experience:

"Mary Brown ... wrote in her Memories that "'I asked a Lancashire working woman what she thought of Story of an African Farm and a strange expression came over her face as she said 'I read parts of it over and over.' 'What parts?' I asked, and her reply was 'About yon poor lass (Lyndall) ... I think there is a hundred of women what feels like that but can't speak it, but she could speak what we feel'."
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: county: Lancashire
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:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
working class
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Olive Schreiner
Title: The Story of an African Farm
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4867  
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: 244
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 244,, accessed: 20 February 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from Mrs John Brown, Memories of a Friendship (1923) 5.



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