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Record Number: 8698


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[reminiscing about the Ugly Duckling, first story he remembers reading when he was 6 or so] 'When the ugly duckling at last flew away on his strong pinions, and when he met the swans and was accepted as an equal, then I felt sorrowful, agreeably sorrowful. It seemed to me nothing could undo, atone for, the grief and humiliations of the false duckling's early youth.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1873 and 31 Dec 1873

Country:

England

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:

Arnold Bennett

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 May 1867

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Child at the time of reading, later writer / editor

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anon

Title:

Ugly Duckling

Genre:

Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8698

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Drabble

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Arnold Bennett

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

32

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 32, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8698, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Drabble cites The Truth About an Author, p. 14, as her source for this quotation.

   
   
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