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Record 30195

Reading Experience:

'After a stormy passage I find myself once more at Alexandria and Sheyk Obeyd. During the voyage I read Frederick [sic] Harrison's novel which he has just published, a strange mixture of historic fact of the most interesting kind, and melodrama of the most conventional. The romantic episodes will not, I think, redound to Harrison's philosophic fame, for it is naively unreal, but these take up but a few pages, and might as well have been omitted altogether, while the historic background is vigorous and well told, only, as in every historical novel, the parts that are true ought to be printed in sober type, the parts untrue in red.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 29 Nov 1904
Country: Egypt
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board ship between Venice and Alexandria
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:Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 17 Aug 1840
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Egypt
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Frederic Harrison
Title: Theophano: The Crusade of the Tenth Century
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1904
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 30195  
Source - Print  
  Author: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  Editor: n/a
  Title: My Diaries: Being a Personal Narrative of Events, 1888-1914
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1920
  Vol: 2
  Page: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, My Diaries: Being a Personal Narrative of Events, 1888-1914 (London, 1920), 2, p. 114,, accessed: 06 December 2019

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