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Record Number: 6301


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Along with her old school books [Maud Montgomery] read whatever she could find both for pleasure and to learn from their authors how to improve her own writing: religious tracts, newspapers, the Godey's Lady's Book, Charles Dickens's "Pickwick Papers", Sir Walter Scott's novels, Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The House of the Seven Gables", Washington Irving's "The Sketch Book", and Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1891

Country:

Canada

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cavendish
county: Prince Edward Island

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:

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Nov 1874

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later teacher and writer

Religion:

Christian, Protestant

Country of Origin:

Canada

Country of Experience:

Canada

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Pickwick Papers, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6301

Source:

Print

Author:

Janet Lunn

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Place of Publication:

Toronto

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

75

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Janet Lunn, Maud's House of Dreams. The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, (Toronto, 2002), p. 75, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6301, accessed: 23 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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