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Record 9311

Reading Experience:

'By the age of ten he had gone through E.W. Lane's three-volume translation of "The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night", Scott's Waverley novels, Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass", the adventure stories of Captain Marryat, everything of Harrison Ainsworth, and other, now forgotten, works'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 25 Jan 1874 and 25 Jan 1884
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Whitstable
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:William Somerset Maugham
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1874
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lewis Carroll (pseud.)
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
uncle and guardian's library


Source Information:

Record ID: 9311  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Calder
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 22
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Robert Calder, Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham (London, 1989), p. 22,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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