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Record 5506

Reading Experience:

'I?m reading "Of Human Bondage" of Somerset Maugham & it?s terribly good ? some wonderful school stuff, & of course the whole thing, in his subtle way, is quite itching with queerness. Perhaps I?ll send you a copy to Chicago to read in bed.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: America
Time: n/a
Place: city: New York
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:Peter Pears
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jun 1910
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Singer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Somerset Maughan
Title: Of Human Bondage
Genre: Fiction, Autobiog / Diary, Autobiography disguised as fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5506  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Britten
  Editor: Donald Mitchell
  Title: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: 2 (1939-45)
  Page: 758-9
  Additional comments: Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editor: Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed Letter 237 9 January 1940

Citation: Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten (London, 1998), 2 (1939-45), p. 758-9,, accessed: 29 May 2020

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