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Record Number: 5759


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When the seventeen-year-old seaman entered Mr Pratt's bookstore on Sixth Avenue near Greenwich Avenue, he bought his first volume of Sir Thomas Malory's Morete d'Arthur; with this he began his career of serious reading as well as his devotion to pre-Renaissance English literature'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1895 and 31 Dec 1895

Country:

United States of America

Time

n/a

Place:

city: New York

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:

John Masefield

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

United States of America

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Malory

Title:

Morte d'Arthur

Genre:

Fiction, legend

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5759

Source:

Print

Author:

Sanford Sternlicht

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

Boston

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

25

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sanford Sternlicht, John Masefield (Boston, 1977), p. 25, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5759, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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