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Record Number: 5937


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The essays of Steele and Addison, whose prose has so greatly influenced his own, seem to have impressed but, at this time, not moved him. Likewise, Pope, whose translation of the Odyssey found the young reader "by no means skilled enough to perceive the perfection of much of the verse" - "But I found the story worth the trouble", Masefield adds'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1895 and 1897

Country:

U.S.A

Time

n/a

Place:

city: New York

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:

John Masefield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

U.S.A

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

[essays]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5937

Source:

Print

Author:

Muriel Spark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Masefield

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953 (rev. ed. 1992)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38-9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Muriel Spark, John Masefield, (London, 1953 (rev. ed. 1992)), p. 38-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5937, accessed: 17 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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