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Record Number: 13103


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

One day, as Louis was leaving the hotel, he stopped to send a message up to my mother by one of the 'Buttons', as they were called. The only boy present was sitting, deeply engrossed in a book. When Louis spoke to him, he made no answer but went on reading. Impatient, Louis plucked the book out of the boy's hand. It was 'Treasure Island'. Returning it instantly, he said: 'Go right on reading, my little man. Don't let anyone disturb you.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1890

Country:

Australia

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Sydney
Oxford Hotel

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:

anon

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

Hotel bellboy

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

British

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

Treasure Island

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13103

Source:

Print

Author:

Field Isobel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

This Life I've Lived

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1937

Vol:

n/a

Page:

301

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Field Isobel, This Life I've Lived (London, 1937), p. 301, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13103, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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