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Record 18458

Reading Experience:

His reading this summer included much Browning, Turgenev's Smoke and Kenneth Grahame's Golden Age ('which surely is the most beautiful book published for many years').
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 May 1895 and 31 Aug 1895
Country: Scotland
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:John Buchan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 26 Aug 1875
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: student
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: student at work on a novel


Text Being Read:

Author: Kenneth Grahame
Title: Golden Age
Genre: Fiction, Autobiog / Diary, Unknown, collection of reminiscences of childhood
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18458  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Adam Smith
  Editor: n/a
  Title: John Buchan: A Biography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 42
  Additional comments: report of reading during JB's last weeks at college, scholarship to Oxford in hand.

Citation: Janet Adam Smith, John Buchan: A Biography (London, 1965), p. 42,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:



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