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Record 6112

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'One would be called upon to read aloud, say, Wordsworth's "Excursion" with her - Wordsworth was her religion - but one was never able to read more than two or three consecutive lines without stopping to discuss exactly what the words meant; or, alternatively, for her to give messages to Janet.'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Gomshall
county: Surrey
specific address: Burrow's Hill
   
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:Gwen Raverat
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1887
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: don's daughter
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Aunt Etty
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Wordsworth
Title: Excursion, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6112  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gwen Raverat
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Period Piece
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 132
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 132, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6112, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Aunt Etty (listener) regularly reacted to the readings

 

 

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