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Record Number: 11255


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My mother then received from her earlier home certain volumes, among which was a gaudy gift-book of some kind, containing a few steel engravings of statues. These attracted me violently, and here for the first time I gazed upon Apollo with his proud gesture, Venus in her undulations, the kirtled shape of Diana, and Jupiter voluminously bearded...In private I returned to examine my steel engravings of the statues, and I reflected that they were too beautiful to be so wicked as my Father thought they were."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1862 and 31 Dec 1862

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Devon
location in dwelling: family home , Devon

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:

Edmund Gosse

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

son of zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[volume of engravings]

Genre:

Arts / architecture, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11255

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son: a study of two temperments

Place of Publication:

Keele: Ryburn Publishing

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

171

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son: a study of two temperments (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994), p. 171, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11255, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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