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Record 6098

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'There is a pleasant story of how [Aunt Cara] once set a Jebb niece to read "Paradise Lost" aloud to herself and her sister Aunt Polly, in order to improve Aunt Polly's mind. The poor old lady was terribly bored and was nearly asleep, when Aunt Cara woke her up, by saying sternly: "Listen now, Polly; it's Satan speaking".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:[unknown] Jebb
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Aunts Cara and Polly
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Milton
Title: Paradise Lost
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6098  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gwen Raverat
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Period Piece
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 90
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 90, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6098, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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