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Record 5759

Reading Experience:

'When the seventeen-year-old seaman entered Mr Pratt's bookstore on Sixth Avenue near Greenwich Avenue, he bought his first volume of Sir Thomas Malory's Morete d'Arthur; with this he began his career of serious reading as well as his devotion to pre-Renaissance English literature'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1895 and 31 Dec 1895
Country: United States of America
Time: n/a
Place: city: New York
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:John Masefield
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jun 1878
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later a poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: United States of America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Malory
Title: Morte d'Arthur
Genre: Fiction, legend
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5759  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sanford Sternlicht
  Editor: n/a
  Title: John Masefield
  Place of Publication: Boston
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 25
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sanford Sternlicht, John Masefield (Boston, 1977), p. 25,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:



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