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Record Number: 12514


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'24th February 1929 (Sunday) Finished reading ?Les Amis? before luncheon. Rolland is the most ?beautiful? writer I know and this book is as good as his best. I would like to have all his works and to read the whole of this ?Jean Christophe? series. After luncheon I read ?Dorian Gray? for a while, then a light tea, and off to Levallois. Stopped at Gare St. Lazare for my papers, ?Le Temps?, ?Observer? and ?Monde?.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

24 Feb 1929

Country:

France

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Paris

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:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oscar Wilde

Title:

The Portrait of Dorian Gray

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12514

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Gerald Moore

Title:

MS Diary 1929

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

MS Diary 1929

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1929 Private Collection, p. MS Diary 1929, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12514, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

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

   
   
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