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Record Number: 2383


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular novels, including such books as Treasure Island, The Snow Queen, The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Old St Paul's, The Tower of London, Nicholas Nickleby, Mr Midshipman Easy, Bleak House, Robinson Crusoe, The Mill on the Floss, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Grey(sic), Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. The seeds of her own novels were planted during these intensive, sometimes acted-out, reading sessions. The fascination with the sea, the importance of an historical sense of place, the theme of the dual personality, are all reflected in her reading during these formative years'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
county: Isle of Wight

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:

Daphne du Maurier

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 May 1907

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

actor's daughter

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oscar Wilde

Title:

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2383

Source:

Print

Author:

Richard Kelly

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Daphne Du Maurier

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

8

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Richard Kelly, Daphne Du Maurier, (New York, 1987), p. 8, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2383, accessed: 29 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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