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Record Number: 9311


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'By the age of ten he had gone through E.W. Lane's three-volume translation of "The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night", Scott's Waverley novels, Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass", the adventure stories of Captain Marryat, everything of Harrison Ainsworth, and other, now forgotten, works'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 25 Jan 1874 and 25 Jan 1884

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Whitstable

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:

William Somerset Maugham

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1874

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

Lewis Carroll (pseud.)

Title:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
uncle and guardian's library


Source Information:

Record ID:

9311

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Calder

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

n/a

Page:

22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Robert Calder, Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham, (London, 1989), p. 22, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9311, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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