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Record 9995

Reading Experience:

'...the inside of the lid of it was lined with sheets of what I now know to have been a sensational novel. It was of course a fragment, but I read it, kneeling on the bare floor, with indescribable rapture.' [and more for a paragraph..]
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1855 and 31 Dec 1855
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London, Islington
location in dwelling: Garret of family home
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:Edmund Gosse
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1849
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Son of zoological writer
Religion: Plymouth Brethren
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: [unknown]
Title: [sensational novel]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Found


Source Information:

Record ID: 9995  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edmund Gosse
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Father and Son
  Place of Publication: Keele: Ryburn Publishing
  Date of Publication: 1994 (1907)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 51
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edmund Gosse, Father and Son (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994 (1907)), p. 51,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:



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