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Record Number: 4646


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Amy Barlow, writing of the late 1890s, recalls how her mother seemed to have a vivid memory of her childhood reading, and would recommend enthusiastically to her daughters books ... [including] a particular object of [Barlow's] derision, "The Old Helmet": "I had heard so much about this book that when it came my way when I was sixteen, I pounced on it eagerly ... [gives mocking summary of romantic, historical plot] ... A movng story, indeed, but wasted on us."'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1896 and 31 Dec 1899

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:

Amy Barlow

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Schoolmistress

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:

Elizabeth Wetherell

Title:

The Old Helmet

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4646

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

197-98

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 197-98, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4646, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Amy Barlow, "Seventh Child: The Autobiography of a Schoolmistress" (1969) 20-1.

   
   
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