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Record 25159

Reading Experience:

'I kept my hours conscientiously, but when I had no work to do I read continuously. I read parts of "The Times", the "Standard" and the "Morning Post" ever day. The theatrical and policitcal news interested me more than anything else. The study was lined with book shelves, and besides all the classical writers there was a large section filled with the works of French dramatists. I read several plays by Marivaux, and found, to my astonishment, that a serial I had read in the "Girls' Own Paper" had its origin in one of his plays. Encouraged by this, I wrote a play which also derived from a play by Marivaux.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: city
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:Zoe Procter
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 10 Sep 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: India
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: Girls' Own Paper
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25159  
Source - Print  
  Author: Zoe Procter
  Editor: George Baker
  Title: Life and Yesterday
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 81
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Zoe Procter, George Baker (ed.), Life and Yesterday (London, 1960), p. 81,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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