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Record 11394

Reading Experience:

'So that, whatever may have been its deeper cause, the love which filled my imagination was of a kind that seemed, to me, to have little to do with what I meant by sex. "Love" was something I had learned about from "David Copperfield" and "Under the Greenwood Tree" and from the stories in "The Woman's Weekly", which my mother occasionally bought. And of course, from the poetry I was beginning to enjoy. I was naively oblivious to the sexual innuendoes of Keats and Tennyson but their romantic raptures set me trembling like a tuning fork. "Come into the garden, Maud" roused nothing of the derision, or even downright ribaldry, that it would surely rouse in a boy of today.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1926 and 1 Jan 1932
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Millom
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:Norman Nicholson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Jan 1914
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of tailor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Keats
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11394  
Source - Print  
  Author: Norman Nicholson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wednesday Early Closing
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 171
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing (London, 1975), p. 171,, accessed: 19 June 2024

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