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Author: Grimm
Title of text being read: Fairy Tales

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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
1900-1945'Mr Joseph Conrad, the author, writes: I donít remember any childís book. I donít think I ever read any; the first book I remember distinctly is Hugoís "Travailleurs...Joseph Conrad Jacob and Wilhelm GrimmGrimm's Fairy TalesPrint: Book
1850-1899'So in time she was able to read Grimms' "Fairy Tales", "Gulliver's Travels", "The Daisy Chain" and Mrs. Molesworth's "Cuckoo Clock" and "Carrots".'Flora Thompson [Brothers] Grimm[Fairy Tales]Print: Book
1900-1945'From a tattered old volume of Grimmís Fairy Tales passed around among us, we learned to read, even I, at long last, discovering suddenly what the mystery was all about. ...Rosemary Sutcliff GrimmFairy TalesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I did not go out again but passed the time away in reading, amused the youngsters with some stories from Grimms Goblins a book I brought a few nights since.'John Buckley Castieau Brothers Grimm[fairy tales]Print: Book
1850-1899'After tea I read some goblin stories to the youngsters, then I went to the Mechanics & read the papers. "Touchstone" has come to life again. The first number of the ne...John Buckley Castieau Brothers Grimm[fairy tales]Print: Book
1850-1899'In the evening after tea I read a fairy tale to the Youngsters then went to the Mechanics & had a look at the Papers.'John Buckley Castieau Brothers Grimm[fairy tales]Print: Book
1850-1899'After tea I read a fairy tale to the youngsters & then went to the Mechanics & read the papers.'John Buckley Castieau Brothers Grimm[fairy tales]Print: Book
1850-1899'Dotty's two little girls are on a visit to us they came either yesterday or on the day previous. This evening I read them a fairy tale & they seemed very much delighted...John Buckley Castieau Brothers Grimm[fairy tales]Print: Book
1850-1899'In the afternoon I read a story out of Grimm's Goblins to the little girls & after Muster as the weather was wet I stayed at home & read ... In the evening I went to the...John Buckley Castieau Brothers Grimm[fairy tales]Print: Book
1850-1899'Mustered this afternoon, then sat & read till tea time. After tea had more than an hour with the youngsters reading to them from Grimm's Goblins.'John Buckley Castieau Brothers Grimm[fairy tales]Print: Book



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