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Record Number: 3987


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"But I read with unchecked voracity, and in several curios directions...My Father presented me with the entire bulk of Southey's stony verse, which I found it impossible to penetrate, but my stepmother lent me 'The Golden Treasury' in which almost everything seemed exquisite."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1865 and 31 Dec 1866

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:

Edmund Gosse

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

son of zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

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:

F.T Palgrave

Title:

The Golden Treasury

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

3987

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son : a study of two temperments

Place of Publication:

Keele

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

193

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son : a study of two temperments (Keele, 1994), p. 193, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3987, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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