Don John

Reading experience

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Don John

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-6113

Evidence

"we first drew the curtains all round her four-post bed, so that it was quite dark inside; and then, having pulled them back again, we took off our shoes and all got into bed with her, while she read us a chapter of the current book... Aunt Etty was the best reader-aloud I have ever known. She could alter bits which she did not consider suitable, skip whole pages and episodes, and join the narrative up again with an invisible seam; or turn an unhappy ending into a happy one without anyone being able to guess at the liberties she had taken... After her death I found a book she had once read to us: ""Don John"" by Jean Ingelow. The story is about two changelings, a bad boy and a good one. By a series of accidents, nobody quite knows which boy belongs to which family. In the end it is proved that the good boy is the son of the bad parents, and vice versa. This was more than Aunt Etty"s eugenic conscience could bear; and... she changed the entire sense of the book... none of us ever discovered the fraud... till, thirty years later, when I happened to find the book again".

Source

Period Piece

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Litchfield, Henrietta
Born in 2016

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT111
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF1
Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


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Period Piece
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/101940
Accessed on 2021/01/19 23:55:01

Related place
England
Related people
Litchfield, Henrietta
Related text or manuscript
Period Piece
Related place
England
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Don John

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-6113

Evidence

"we first drew the curtains all round her four-post bed, so that it was quite dark inside; and then, having pulled them back again, we took off our shoes and all got into bed with her, while she read us a chapter of the current book... Aunt Etty was the best reader-aloud I have ever known. She could alter bits which she did not consider suitable, skip whole pages and episodes, and join the narrative up again with an invisible seam; or turn an unhappy ending into a happy one without anyone being able to guess at the liberties she had taken... After her death I found a book she had once read to us: ""Don John"" by Jean Ingelow. The story is about two changelings, a bad boy and a good one. By a series of accidents, nobody quite knows which boy belongs to which family. In the end it is proved that the good boy is the son of the bad parents, and vice versa. This was more than Aunt Etty"s eugenic conscience could bear; and... she changed the entire sense of the book... none of us ever discovered the fraud... till, thirty years later, when I happened to find the book again".

Source

Period Piece

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Litchfield, Henrietta
Born in 2016

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT111
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF1
Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Period Piece
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/101940
Accessed on 2021/01/19 23:55:01

Related place
England
Related people
Litchfield, Henrietta
Related text or manuscript
Period Piece
Related place
England
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