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Record Number: 5758


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Masefield obtained his first copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" on the Conway and was soon enraptured by the possibility that such South Sea adventures might overtake him'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1891 and 31 Dec 1893

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Merchant Marine Training Ship Conway

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:

John Masefield

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a poet

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:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

Treasure Island

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5758

Source:

Print

Author:

Sanford Sternlicht

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

Boston

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

23

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sanford Sternlicht, John Masefield, (Boston, 1977), p. 23, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5758, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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