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Record 371

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Spoto states that Hitchcock read Flaubert when he was around 15 or 16 and] 'He afterwards admitted that his favourite character in fiction was Emma Bovary.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1914 and 31 Dec 1915
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:Alfred Hitchcock
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Aug 1899
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: office worker, later film director
Religion: Catholic
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: Gustav Flaubert
Title: Madame Bovary
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 371  
Source - Print  
  Author: Donald Spoto
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock: the Dark Side of Genius
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 42
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Donald Spoto, The Life of Alfred Hitchcock: the Dark Side of Genius (London, 1983), p. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=371, accessed: 07 October 2022

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