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Record 11333

Reading Experience:

''I read all my new school books as soon as I got them; I read "The People's Journal", "The People's Friend", and "The Christian Herald". I read a complete series of sentimental love tales very popular at that time called "Sunday Stories". I read novels illustrating the dangers of intemperance and the values of thrift. I read a new periodical called "The Penny Magazine" which my brother Willie got: it was modelled on "Tit-bits", and contained all sorts of useless information. But I had no children's books and no fairy-tales: my father's witch stories made up for that.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Garth
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:Edwin Muir
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 May 1887
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: farmer's son, later poet
Religion: Protestant
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Penny Magazine
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
borrowed from brother Willie


Source Information:

Record ID: 11333  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edwin Muir
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The story and the fable: An autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 84-85
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edwin Muir, The story and the fable: An autobiography (London, 1940), p. 84-85,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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