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Record Number: 3380


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Bartlett's picture of the Hispaniola lying beached in the Caribbean, on the clean-swept sand, its poop, round house, mainsails and fore-tops easily identified, had grown out of the flat print words of Treasure Island. Bartlett was a good painter in water-colour. When we read Kidnapped he made us paint the Scottish moors. We laughed over Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 16 Dec 1910 and 1 Jan 1918

Country:

England

Time

daytime: while at school

Place:

city: Dulwich
other location: Alleyn's 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:

Victor Sawdon Pritchett

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1900

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of itinerant salesman

Religion:

Christain

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:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

Kidnapped

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3380

Source:

Print

Author:

V.S. Pritchett

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Cab at the Door. An autobiography: early years

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

106

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

V.S. Pritchett, A Cab at the Door. An autobiography: early years (London, 1968), p. 106, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3380, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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