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Record Number: 6310


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[L.M. Montgomery] 'read a great deal; she mentions fifty different authors in her journal which covers the years 1910 to 1921. Titles range from Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" to Beatrix Potter's "Peter Rabbit" and Thackeray's "Vanity Fair". She also read many female writers, such as George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, Edith Wharton and Olive Schreiner'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1910 and 1921

Country:

Canada

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6310

Source:

Print

Author:

Gabriella Ahmansson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Life and Its Mirrors. A Feminist Reading of L.M. Montgomery's Fiction

Place of Publication:

Uppsala

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

1

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gabriella Ahmansson, A Life and Its Mirrors. A Feminist Reading of L.M. Montgomery's Fiction (Uppsala, 1991), 1, p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6310, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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