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Record Number: 18460


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

His reading this summer included much Browning, Turgenev's Smoke and Kenneth Grahame's Golden Age ('which surely is the most beautiful book published for many years').

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1895 and 31 Aug 1895

Country:

Scotland

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:

John Buchan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

26 Aug 1875

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

student

Religion:

Presbyterian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

student at work on a novel



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18460

Source:

Print

Author:

Janet Adam Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Buchan: A Biography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

n/a

Page:

42

Additional Comments:

report of reading during JB's last weeks at college, scholarship to Oxford in hand.

Citation:

Janet Adam Smith, John Buchan: A Biography (London, 1965), p. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18460, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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