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Record Number: 20851


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"A little book we had in the house" led him, "Almost as early as I can remember", to develop an interest in astronomy; and Lempriere's "Classical Dctionary" "Fell into my hands when I was eight" (as he said in his old age) and "attached my affections to paganism".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 26 Mar 1859 and 25 Mar 1867

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Fockbury
county: Worcestershire

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:

Alfred Edward Housman

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

26 Mar 1859

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

solicitor's son, later poet

Religion:

later atheist

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:

[book on astronomy]

Genre:

Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
owned by his family


Source Information:

Record ID:

20851

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Page

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Page, A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography (Basingstoke, 1996), p. 19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20851, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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