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Record 6291

Reading Experience:

[Maud Montgomery and her foster brothers] 'read the "Wide Awake" magazines the boys' aunt sent them for a while - the last instalment of a serial Maud was reading was due when the magazines stopped coming. The boys thought this was a huge joke...(thirty years later she came across bound copies of "Wide Awake" and was finally able to finish reading that story). They told ghost stories. In school Well won the teacher's prize for being the best in arithmetic that winter, a copy of Hans Andersen's fairytales. Maud was enchanted by the book. Then she won a collection of fairytales for being top student most often and it had a story in it called "The Honey Stew of the Countess Bertha" which "abounded in ghosts" and she liked it even better'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1880 and 1884
Country: Canada
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cavendish
county: Prince Edward Island
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:Lucy Maud Montgomery
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30 Nov 1874
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later teacher and writer
Religion: Christian, Protestant
Country of origin: Canada
Country of experience: Canada
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Wide Awake magazine - serialised story
Genre: Fiction, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
Sent by an aunt


Source Information:

Record ID: 6291  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Lunn
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery
  Place of Publication: Toronto
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 36
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Lunn, Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Toronto, 2002), p. 36,, accessed: 18 April 2024

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