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Record Number: 364


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I still remember my feelings when I finished "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". I was afraid, but this fear made me discover something I've never forgotten since: fear, you see, is an emotion people like to feel when they know they are safe.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: Bedroom

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 Hitchcock

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Aug 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

office worker, later film director

Religion:

Catholic

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:

Edgar Allan Poe

Title:

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

cheap edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

364

Source:

Print

Author:

Donald Spoto

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Life of Alfred Hitchcock: the Dark Side of Genius

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

n/a

Page:

39

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Donald Spoto, The Life of Alfred Hitchcock: the Dark Side of Genius (London, 1983), p. 39, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=364, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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