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Record Number: 2728


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When old enough to read for herself, Rose Macaulay entered into other realms of fictitious brave adventure. She devoured Masterman Ready, Ivanhoe, The Talisman, Coral Island, Treasure Island, A Tale of Two Cities, The Murders in the Rue Morgoue, The Prince and the Page

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1887 and 31 Dec 1894

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: village of Varazze

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:

Rose Macaulay

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a writer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

Treasure Island

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2728

Source:

Print

Author:

Alice Crawford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Madison

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

160

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Alice Crawford, Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay (Madison, 1995), p. 160, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2728, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Rose Macaulay, 'The Free Run of the Shelves' in New Statesman and Nation, 4. Dec. 1948, p.487

   
   
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