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Record Number: 12396


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12396, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

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

   
   
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