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Record Number: 9368


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Absorbed as always in books, Willie read seriously in both French and German literature. His favourites in French were the "Maximes" of La Rochefoucauld, "La Princesse de Cleves" (which inspired his play "Caesar's Wife"), the tragedies of Racine, the novels of Voltaire, Stendhal's "Le Rouge et le Noir" and "La Chartreuse de Parme", Balzac's "Pere Goriot", Flaubert's "Madame Bovary", the works of Anatole France, the exotic tales of Pierre Loti and the well-crafted stories of Maupassant'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1891

Country:

Germany

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Heidelberg

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:

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:

christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Guy de Maupassant

Title:

[tales: short stories]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9368

Source:

Print

Author:

Jeffrey Meyers

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Somerset Maugham

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

2004

Vol:

n/a

Page:

23

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jeffrey Meyers, Somerset Maugham, (New York, 2004), p. 23, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9368, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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