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Record 6087

Reading Experience:

'my mother arrived in England with a great respect for culture, and eager to learn all she could. We find her struggling to read Browning and Tennyson and Shelley; battering her way with pride and tenacity through "La Petite Fadette"... But with all her respect for education...learning was never her strong point'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1883
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
specific address: Springfield, southern end of the Backs
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:Maud du Puy
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1861
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: America
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Sand
Title: La Petite Fadette
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6087  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gwen Raverat
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Period Piece
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 17,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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