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Record Number: 6085


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'my mother arrived in England with a great respect for culture, and eager to learn all she could. We find her struggling to read Browning and Tennyson and Shelley; battering her way with pride and tenacity through "La Petite Fadette"... But with all her respect for education...learning was never her strong point'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1883

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge
specific address: Springfield, southern end of the Backs

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:

Maud du Puy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1861

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

America

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6085

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

17

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6085, accessed: 20 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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