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Record Number: 21845


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'His [Wilfred Owen's] literary interests must always have been a mystery to her, although she admired them, for her own reading scarcely extended beyond light novels and the pious, naive verse of John Oxenham'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 4 Nov 1918

Country:

England

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:

Susan Owen

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

railway clerk's wife

Religion:

Christian - Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

mother of Wilfred Owen



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Oxenham [pseud.]

Title:

[light novels]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21845

Source:

Print

Author:

Dominic Hibberd

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Owen the Poet

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke, 1986), p. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21845, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Oxenham was the pseudonym of William Arthur Dunkerley

   
   
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