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Record Number: 5930


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'One book... stimulated the poet beyond all others; it became, in a way, a key to the rest of his reading for some time to come. This was George du Maurier's "Trilby". It was not so much the work itself - though John Masefield enjoyed it more than any book he had read until then - which played so prominent a part in forming his tastes, but the other works which George du Maurier put John Masefield on to... Whatever book "Trilby" mentions John Masefield bought... On the oblique recommendations in "Trilby" he read the "Three Musketeers"; Sterne's "Sentimental Journey"; Darwin's "Origin of the Species"'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1895 and 1897

Country:

U.S.A

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

U.S.A

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Laurence Sterne

Title:

A Sentimental Journey

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5930

Source:

Print

Author:

Muriel Spark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953 (rev. ed. 1992)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Muriel Spark, John Masefield (London, 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)), p. 38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5930, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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