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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
'As a boy George Acorn [an] East Londoner, read "all sorts and conditions of books from 'Penny Bloods' to George Eliot" with "some appreciation of style", enough to recog...George Acorn Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945[imaginative role play] 'One chauffeur's daughter alternated effortlessly between heroes and heroines: "I have plotted against pirates along with Jim Hawkins and I have t...Margaret Wharton Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899'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 m...John Masefield Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have only now realised that the reason Blind Pew in "Treasure Island" frightened me so extremely was that I gave him the face of our own Blind Man' [seen regularly in ...Gwen Raverat Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
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1900-1945
'Out of all that reading only one memory survives now. The story itself I have forgotten but the scene was laid in Italy, and there was a chapter in which a beggar arrive...Edwin Muir Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899One day, as Louis was leaving the hotel, he stopped to send a message up to my mother by one of the 'Buttons', as they were called. The only boy present was sitting, deep...anon Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899One day, as Louis was leaving the hotel, he stopped to send a message up to my mother by one of the 'Buttons', as they were called. The only boy present was sitting, deep...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945'My brothers and I have lived the book ["Treasure Island"] many times and the Bois de Boulogne is full of places that we re-christened with Treasure Island names such as ...Arthur Vanson Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945'It was at this time, too, in the 'silent' reading periods at school, that - conventionally enough, I suppose, for a bookish child - I came upon Stevenson's "Treasure Isl...Charles Causley Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945'The remainder of the evening was given over to R.L. Stevenson & his work. [the format of the evening's discussion on the question of whether Stevenson's work will live ...members of XII Book ClubRobert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945'The ... grandiloquent "education programme" we were able to satisfy sufficiently. A number of the "boys" were barely literate and Miss Nettleton could deal with the thre...Irene Nettleton Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899'When old enough to read for herself, Rose Macaulay entered into other realms of fictitious brave adventure. She devoured Masterman Ready, Ivanhoe, The Talisman, Coral Is...Rose Macaulay Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped', 'Little Women', 'David Copperfield', 'Ivanhoe', 'Ro...Patricia Beer Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular novels, including such books as Treasure Island, Th...Daphne du Maurier Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Private in an infantry regiment, formerly a skilled pai...questionaire respondent Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945Bartlett's picture of the Hispaniola lying beached in the Caribbean, on the clean-swept sand, its poop, round house, mainsails and fore-tops easily identified, had grown ...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book



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