Royal Reader

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Royal Reader

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

"Flora Thompson"s village school had no geography books and no formal instruction in geography or history, other than readers offering stock tales about King Alfred and the cakes and King Canute ordering the tide to retreat... her Royal Reader offered thrilling depictions of the Himalayas, the Andes, Greenland, the Amazon, Hudson"s Bay and the South Pacific, as well as scenes from Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper. She also remembered borrowing a decrepit copy of Belzoni"s Travels and enjoying intensely the excursion through Egyptian archaeology. But she was an unusually self-motivated reader: her less-educated neighbours were only hazily aware of the existence of Oxford, just nineteen miles away."

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Thompson, Flora
Born in 1876

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Date of Reading Experience
1880 - 1890
Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
See Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford (1939), pp.33-4, 110

How to cite this record

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/99456
Accessed on 2019/09/15 18:13:43

Related place
England
Related people
Thompson, Flora
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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Royal Reader

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-4576

Evidence

"Flora Thompson"s village school had no geography books and no formal instruction in geography or history, other than readers offering stock tales about King Alfred and the cakes and King Canute ordering the tide to retreat... her Royal Reader offered thrilling depictions of the Himalayas, the Andes, Greenland, the Amazon, Hudson"s Bay and the South Pacific, as well as scenes from Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper. She also remembered borrowing a decrepit copy of Belzoni"s Travels and enjoying intensely the excursion through Egyptian archaeology. But she was an unusually self-motivated reader: her less-educated neighbours were only hazily aware of the existence of Oxford, just nineteen miles away."

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR210 Read in

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Thompson, Flora
Born in 1876

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
1880 - 1890
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
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EuRED : experience frequency
EXF1
Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
See Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford (1939), pp.33-4, 110

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:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/99456
Accessed on 2019/09/15 18:13:43

Related place
England
Related people
Thompson, Flora
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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