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Record 12396

Reading Experience:

'Friday 27th August I bought ?Esmond? and ?Westward Ho!? today and started to read the former. Why is Thackeray suffering from a decline? He is the best of them, easily. What novelist is there to rival him in the nineteenth century? Dickens, perhaps, in greatness, but there is no comparison between their writings, they are so completely different from each other. There is no standard, and no need for one. I picked up for 6 cent. a little ?Selected works of Pope. With the ?Dunciad? ?The Rape of the Lock?, ?Essay on Critism?? Fine!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 27 Aug 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Liverpool
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:Gerald Moore
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Jun 1903
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company
Religion: none
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Title: Esmond
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12396  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Gerald Moore
  Title: MS Diary 1926
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: MS Diary 1926
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1926 Private Collection, p. MS Diary 1926, p. n/a,, accessed: 22 August 2019

Additional comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.



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