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Record 6298

Reading Experience:

[Maud wrote] 'pious tales inspired by a book she read on Sundays when she was only allowed to read religious works. She loved that book. It was called "The Memoir of Anzonetta Peters" and it was the story of a child who became ill at the age of five, turned to religion, and lived a saintly life until she died when she was twelve. Anzonetta talked only in hymns. For months Maud's life was taken over by this book. She tried valiantly to become as saintly as her idol'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1883 and 1888
Country: Canada
Time: daytime: on Sundays
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:

Author: unknown
Title: The Memoir of Anzonetta Peters
Genre: Other religious, Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6298  
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: 42
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Lunn, Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Toronto, 2002), p. 42,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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