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Record Number: 32299


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

At the Paris Exhibition of 1878 I saw, and never forgot, a picture of the death of Manon Lescaut, and asked my Father many questions. I read that amazing 'one book' of the Abbe Prevost, in alternate slabs with Scarron's Roman Comique, when I was about 18.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1883 and 1834

Country:

India

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:

Rudyard Kipling

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

30 Dec 1865

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

India Anglo-Indian

Country of Experience:

India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Paul Scarron

Title:

Le Roman Comique

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Originally published in 1731 in French but unclear whether read by Kipling in French or in translati

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32299

Source:

Print

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Something of Myself Wordsworth Literary Lives Edition

Place of Publication:

Ware Hertfordshire

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

n/a

Page:

120

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Rudyard Kipling, Something of Myself Wordsworth Literary Lives Edition, (Ware Hertfordshire, 2008), p. 120, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32299, accessed: 13 November 2019


Additional Comments:

When 18 Rudyard Kipling was living and working on a newspaper in Lahore, Pakistan (at the time in British India)

   
   
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