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Record 3391

Reading Experience:

I moved to Marie Corelli and there I found a book of newspaper articles called 'Free Opinions'. The type was large. The words were easy, rather contemptibly so. I read and then stopped in anger. Marie Corelli had insulted me. She was against popular education, against schools, against Public libraries and said that common people like us made the books dirty because we never washed, and that we infected them with disease.
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Marie Corelli
Title: Free Opinions
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book, Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
from father's study


Source Information:

Record ID: 3391  
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: 107
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: V.S. Pritchett, A Cab at the Door. An autobiography: early years (London, 1968), p. 107,, accessed: 30 May 2023

Additional comments:



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