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Record Number: 22556


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It was at this time, too, in the 'silent' reading periods at school, that - conventionally enough, I suppose, for a bookish child - I came upon Stevenson's "Treasure Island", "Don Quixote", "David Copperfield", all in abridged versions'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 24 Aug 1921 and 24 Aug 1928

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Launceston
county: Cornwall
other location: elementary school

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:

Charles Causley

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Aug 1917

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later poet

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:

Miguel de Cervantes

Title:

Don Quixote

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

translated into English and abridged

Provenance

read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID:

22556

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Harry Chambers

Title:

Causley at Seventy

Place of Publication:

Calstock

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

99-100

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harry Chambers (ed.), Causley at Seventy (Calstock, 1987), p. 99-100, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22556, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

source: essay 'A Kitchen in the Morning' by Charles Causley

   
   
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