Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood

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Commentary

Period Piece is Gwen Raverat’s memoir of her childhood. Raverat (artist and writer, b.1885) was a granddaughter of Charles Darwin, and her father a Cambridge academic. This illustration comes from a chapter called ‘Ghosts and horrors’ where she describes things that scared her in her childhood. Down is her grandmother’s house in Kent. The tigers are described in record CG1114.

Themes

Boundaries and Thresholds
Time
Physical / Emotional States

Dominant Representational Strategies

Context

Dwelling

Type
Residential
Detail
Town house
Historical Terminology
Specified Social Level
Unspecified

Activities

Type
Physical States and Actions
Detail
Sleeping

Rooms

Type
Bedroom
Historical Terminology

Inhabitants

Type
People
Animals
Detail
Children
Female

Objects

Type
Coverings and Hangings
Furniture
Detail
Reclining / Sleeping

Bibliography

Direct Cross-References

Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood

Raverat, Gwen 1952

Book, CG1114

Indirect Cross-References

Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood

Raverat, Gwen 1952; 1883

Book, CG1

Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood

Raverat, Gwen 1952

Book, CG1103

Names
Raverat, Gwen
Date(s)
1952
Country
United Kingdom
Historical Region
Description
Format
Book
Type
Genre
Other Non-Fictional Prose
Publication
Faber and Faber, 1987, p.163
Copyright
Reproduced by permission Sophie Gurney
Location
Record ID
CG1115