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Record 6294

Reading Experience:

'Maud began [her diary] right after she had read a book called "A Bad Boy's Diry" [sic], a story a teacher had left behind at the house after boarding there for a year. It was meant to be funny and it was written as though by "little Gorgie", a mischievous boy who couldn't spell'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1880 and 1888
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: A Bad Boy's Diry
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
passed on by lodger (a teacher)


Source Information:

Record ID: 6294  
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: 40
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Lunn, Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Toronto, 2002), p. 40,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:



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