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Record 6300

Reading Experience:

'That fall [Maud Montgomery] was enthralled by a book called "Zanoni", an occult love story written by an English nobleman named Edward Bulwer-Lytton. She read and re-read "Zanoni"... until she knew whole chunks of it by heart... She was so in love with its dark, masterful hero that she actually spent hours rewriting some of Lord Lytton's story so that the heroine's dialogue and behaviour would read more like dialogue and behaviour that would be hers if she were "Zanoni"'s heroine.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1891
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:

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton
Title: Zanoni
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6300  
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: 74-5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Lunn, Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Toronto, 2002), p. 74-5,, accessed: 20 May 2024

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