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Record Number: 6115


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lovely books she read to us...:"The Wide Wide World", with all the religion and deaths from consumption left out, and all the farm life and good country food left in; "Masterman Ready", with that ass Mr Seagrave mitigated, and dear old Ready not killed by the savages; "Settlers at Home", with the baby not allowed to die; "The Little Duke" with horrid little Carloman spared to grow more virtuous still; "The Children of the New Forest"; "The Runaway"; "The Princess and the Goblin", and many more'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Kent
specific address: Down House

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:

Henrietta Litchfield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1843

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Darwin children inc. Gwen (later Raverat)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Frederick Marryat

Title:

Masterman Ready

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6115

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

146

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 146, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6115, accessed: 26 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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