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Record Number: 13586


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A lady I know well was sitting by the fire one evening. She wanted something to read so she reached out a hand to the bookcase by her side and took out a book at random. It was Humbert Wolf's "The Uncelestial City". She read the entire book. Then she had finished she lay back in the chair thinking, and it seemed to her that Wolf came into the room and sat down opposite her.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

n/a

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:

unknown

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

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:

Humbert Wolf

Title:

The Uncelestial City

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

13586

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 1315, Date June 1942, DEATH AND THE SUPERNATURAL, p. 28, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk ,

Citation:

File Report 1315, Date June 1942, DEATH AND THE SUPERNATURAL, p. 28, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13586, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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