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Record 6016

Reading Experience:

'Soon Pritchett was reading Penny Poets editions of "Paradise Regained", Wordsworth's "Prelude", Cowper, and Coleridge. He formulated plans to become Poet Laureate by age twenty-one'.
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:Victor Sawdon Pritchett
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1900
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later a writer
Religion: unknown
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: William Cowper
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Penny Poets edition
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6016  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 452
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 452,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

See V.S. Pritchett, 'A Cab at the Door' (1968), page ref. unclear



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