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Record 6018

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'[Pritchett] was... unprepared for the intimidating greatness of Ruskin's "Modern Painters"... "There was too much to know. I discovered that Ruskin was not so very many years older than I was when he wrote that book".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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, later a writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Ruskin
Title: Modern Painters
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6018  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 452-3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 452-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6018, accessed: 24 May 2019

Additional comments:

See V.S. Pritchett, 'A Cab at the Door' (1968).

 

 

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