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Record 47

Reading Experience:

'At sixteen I discovered the work of Edgar Allan Poe. I happened to read first his biography, and the sadness of his life made a great impression on me. I felt an enormous pity for him, because in spite of his talent he had never been happy.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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: n/a
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Title: n/a
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 47  
Source - Print  
  Author: Donald Spoto
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock: the Dark Side of Genius
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 39
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Donald Spoto, The Life of Alfred Hitchcock: the Dark Side of Genius (1983), p. 39,, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:



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