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Record 3386

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
That I understood very little of what I read did not really matter to me (Washington Irving's 'Life of Columbus' was as awful as the dictionary because of the long words). I was caught by the passion for print as an alcoholic is caught by the bottle.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 16 Dec 1910 and 1 Jan 1918
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:Victor Sawdon Pritchett
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1900
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of itinerant salesman
Religion: Christain
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Washington Irving
Title: Life of Columbus
Genre: History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3386  
Source - Print  
  Author: V.S. Pritchett
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Cab at the Door. An autobiography: early years
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 106
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: V.S. Pritchett, A Cab at the Door. An autobiography: early years (London, 1968), p. 106, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3386, accessed: 02 June 2023

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