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Record Number: 20230


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sydney [Larkin's father] gave him free run of his library and his appetite for books grew enormously. "Thanks to my father", he wrote later: "our house contained not only the principal works of most main English writers in some form or other (admittedly there were exceptions, like Dickens), but also nearly-complete collections of authors my father favoured - Hardy, Bennett, Wilde, Butler and Shaw, and later on Lawrence, Huxley and Katherine Mansfield".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1937

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Coventry

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:

Sydney Larkin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Apr 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

accountant

Religion:

n/a

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:

Aldous Huxley

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20230

Source:

Print

Author:

Andrew Motion

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Andrew Motion, Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life (London, 1993), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20230, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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