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Record 5926

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Herman Melville's "The Green Hand" he had read but it "was not much use to me" - a phrase which suggests that already he was reading as a writer reads, with a view to using the book for his own development. He read other works by Melville, and enjoyed parts of "Moby Dick"'.
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1895 and 1897
Country: U.S.A
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jun 1878
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later a writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: U.S.A
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Herman Melville
Title: The Green Hand
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5926  
Source - Print  
  Author: Muriel Spark
  Editor: n/a
  Title: John Masefield
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 37
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Muriel Spark, John Masefield (London, 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)), p. 37, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5926, accessed: 20 February 2024

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