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Record Number: 25156


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I kept my hours conscientiously, but when I had no work to do I read continuously. I read parts of "The Times", the "Standard" and the "Morning Post" ever day. The theatrical and policitcal news interested me more than anything else. The study was lined with book shelves, and besides all the classical writers there was a large section filled with the works of French dramatists. I read several plays by Marivaux, and found, to my astonishment, that a serial I had read in the "Girls' Own Paper" had its origin in one of his plays. Encouraged by this, I wrote a play which also derived from a play by Marivaux.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling

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:

Zoe Procter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

10 Sep 1867

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

India

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Standard

Genre:

Drama, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25156

Source:

Print

Author:

Zoe Procter

Editor:

George Baker

Title:

Life and Yesterday

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

81

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 81, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25156, accessed: 20 June 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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