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Record 7065

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'We read "Paradise Lost" in Gen. English & I tried to look enthusiastic, but I really can't appreciate Milton. He's so unreal and unalive. I must try to read a lot of him and get over this.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 26 Jan 1945
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: specific address: Casterton School, near Kirkby Lonsdale
location in dwelling: English classroom
   
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:Hilary Spalding
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Sep 1927
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: daughter of clergyman, later schoolmistress and Head of English
Religion: Church of England
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 Milton
Title: Paradise Lost
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7065  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Hilary Spalding
  Title: MS Diary 1945
  Location: Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Hilary Spalding, MS Diary 1945 Private collection of Mrs Hilary Adams, p. n/a, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7065, accessed: 13 November 2019

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