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Record Number: 21219


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Passages in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1944) include description of domestic life from Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America, accompanied by comment 'His stupid obscene cruelty to the reptiles out there displeases me.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Waterton

Title:

Wanderings in South America

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1820

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21219

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

164-165

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 164-165, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21219, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that Forster owned 1836 edition of text; see p.332 for source ed's identifications of instances of 'stupid obscene cruelty' to South American wildlife in text.

   
   
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