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Record Number: 18275


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I breakfasted luxuriously in my tent off porridge, fried ham and tea and afterwards read "Pickwick Papers", pausing now and then to anoint myself with face cream.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 May 1933

Country:

Tibet

Time

morning

Place:

other location: at Camp 3 alt. approx 21,000 feet, just below North Col of Mt Everest

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:

Frank Smythe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Jul 1900

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

mountaineer, writer, photographer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Tibet

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

None


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Pickwick Papers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1837

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18275

Source:

Print

Author:

Frank Smythe

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Camp Six: in The Six Alpine/Himalayan Climbing Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000 (1937)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

580

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frank Smythe, Camp Six: in The Six Alpine/Himalayan Climbing Books (London, 2000 (1937)), p. 580, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18275, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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