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Record 3393

Reading Experience:

I had a look at 'In tune with the infinite'. I moved on to my father's single volume, India paper edition of 'Shakespeare's Complete Works' and started at the beginning with the 'Rape of Lucrece' and the sonnets and continued slowly through the plays during the coming year. For relief I took up Marie Corelli's 'Master Christain' which I found more moving than Shakespeare and more intelligible than 'Thanatopsis'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 16 Dec 1910 and 1 Jan 1918
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Victor Sawdon Pritchett
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1900
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of itinerant salesman
Religion: Christain
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: William Shakespeare
Title: Shakespeare's Complete Works
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: India paper edition
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
from father's study


Source Information:

Record ID: 3393  
Source - Print  
  Author: V.S. Pritchett
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Cab at the Door. An autobiography: early years
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 108
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: V.S. Pritchett, A Cab at the Door. An autobiography: early years (London, 1968), p. 108,, accessed: 24 August 2019

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