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Record 6349

Reading Experience:

'The books [Uncle George] read to us were all in the romantic vein: Shakespeare's "Histories", Chaucer, Percy's "Reliques", Scott's novels'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
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:George Darwin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1845
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: don
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
children, including Gwen (later Raverat)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6349  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gwen Raverat
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Period Piece
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 185
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 185,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:



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