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Record Number: 28459


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Even George Orwell, who had dismissed "Seed of Chaos" with contempt the previous year, now expressed deep misgivings in "The Observer" for April 8th.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

From: 8 Apr 1945

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:

Vera Brittain

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Dec 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

George Orwell

Title:

Article in "The Observer"

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

1945

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28459

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Experience

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

358

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience (Great Britain, 1980), p. 358, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28459, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

"Seed of Chaos" was written by Vera Brittain. She goes on to quote from George Orwell's newspaper article.

   
   
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