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Record Number: 8871


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Kipling had now been supplemented with Henty, Ballantyne, Rider Haggard and John Buchan, all with their own tales of imperial derring-do to tell theimpressionable young colonial'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

From: 1 Jan 1919

Country:

India

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Darjeeling
specific address: Jesuit College of St Joseph at North Point

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:

Lawrence Durrell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Feb 1912

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later writer; engineer's son

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Britain / India (Parents English and Irish but Indian born)

Country of Experience:

India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Alfred Henty

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8871

Source:

Print

Author:

Gordon Bowker

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

12

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gordon Bowker, Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell (London, 1996), p. 12, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8871, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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