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Record Number: 6293


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Maud Montgomery and her foster brothers] 'read the "Wide Awake" magazines the boys' aunt sent them for a while - the last instalment of a serial Maud was reading was due when the magazines stopped coming. The boys thought this was a huge joke...(thirty years later she came across bound copies of "Wide Awake" and was finally able to finish reading that story). They told ghost stories. In school Well won the teacher's prize for being the best in arithmetic that winter, a copy of Hans Andersen's fairytales. Maud was enchanted by the book. Then she won a collection of fairytales for being top student most often and it had a story in it called "The Honey Stew of the Countess Bertha" which "abounded in ghosts" and she liked it even better'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1880 and 1884

Country:

Canada

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cavendish
county: Prince Edward Island

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:

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Nov 1874

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later teacher and writer

Religion:

Christian, Protestant

Country of Origin:

Canada

Country of Experience:

Canada

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

The Honey Stew of the Countess Bertha

Genre:

Fiction, fairy tale

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
school prize


Source Information:

Record ID:

6293

Source:

Print

Author:

Janet Lunn

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Place of Publication:

Toronto

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

36

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Janet Lunn, Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Toronto, 2002), p. 36, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6293, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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