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Record Number: 18770


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Her reading as a child was voracious, although her late start in learning to read for herself left her with a cosy taste for being read to. Her governess hads read aloud to her the story of Perseus and "Jungle Jinks" and most things in between. Once she read for herself, she had a passion for George Macdonald: his Curdie was one of her heroes. She loved Baroness Orczy's "Scarlet Pimpernel", and E. Nesbit's books. She read Dickens exhaustively as a child and, as a result, could not read him as a young adult: "There is no more oxygen left, for me, anywhere in the atmosphere of his writings".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 7 Jun 1906 and 7 Jun 1915

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Elizabeth Bowen

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

7 Jun 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Anglican

Country of Experience:

Ireland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

[Works]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18770

Source:

Print

Author:

Victoria Glendinning

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Victoria Glendinning, Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer, (London, 1977), p. 31, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18770, accessed: 23 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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