the aspect of reading aloud, or performing literary texts during the Dickens’ era is widely documented. Burton Maxine in his book titled ‘Reading aloud in 19th century England: some evidence from Victorian fiction’ offers an exclusive picture of reading aloud during the nineteenth century. Burton (2020) elaborates a classical scene of reading aloud during the Victorian era or nineteenth century. A family would be gathered together in the evening at their home, with the reader seated next to the lamp and reading aloud novels or any written publications that were appealing to both children and adults. The early documentation of reading aloud during this period created a foundation for reading aloud culture in England during the Victorian era.
Lai-Ming (2008) further reports that reading aloud became a common phenomenon and was widely accepted by the people of England. The growth of John Huffam Dickens as a literary Scholar and novelist even motivated more people to read. With the help of Chapman and Hall who published Dickens’ literary works, they distributed reading materials throughout England at lowered prices for people from various social classes to afford. Dickens and his publishers came up with the serialization concept, leading to a great reduction in the price of reading materials making them affordable. Lai-Ming (2008) explains that these developments including flexible monthly payments catapulted the growth of readership in England in people of distinct ages.