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The rise and growth of reading aloud in the United Kingdom are largely considered to be the efforts of John Huffam Dickens during the Victorian era. Even Dickens himself indulged in reading aloud despite being a renowned author and literary Scholar during this period. The publications of Dickens were widely accepted and orally consumed. Lai-Ming (2008) noted that Dickens was fully aware of his audience, and that majority of his writings were read aloud at family gatherings especially in the evenings. Due to this growing demand for reading materials that would be fit to read aloud, Dickens ensured that his works peculiarly fitted this description and fulfilled the growing demand for reading aloud. In particular, Walter Dexter (1932) in his publication titled, ‘Letters to his Oldest Friend: The Letters of a Lifetime from Charles Dickens to Thomas Beard’ revealed that during Dickens’ farewell reading tour across various towns in England, he advertised one of his greatest literary pieces, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ which would offer listeners of reading aloud sessions to use at their homes and would not require his assistance. The review of scholarship on the settings and application of reading aloud in the Victorian era, suggests that families were pervasive and reading was viewed as a community affair. Dickens realized the growing demand for reading aloud and in turn wrote novels that encouraged a culture of reading aloud, meeting the demands of various people in the social classes.