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Record Number: 6298


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Maud wrote] 'pious tales inspired by a book she read on Sundays when she was only allowed to read religious works. She loved that book. It was called "The Memoir of Anzonetta Peters" and it was the story of a child who became ill at the age of five, turned to religion, and lived a saintly life until she died when she was twelve. Anzonetta talked only in hymns. For months Maud's life was taken over by this book. She tried valiantly to become as saintly as her idol'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1883 and 1888

Country:

Canada

Time

daytime: on Sundays

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 Memoir of Anzonetta Peters

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6298

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:

42

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Janet Lunn, Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Toronto, 2002), p. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6298, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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