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Record Number: 18436


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Our library too was a weighty affair. Shipton had the longest novel that had been published in recent years, Warren a 2,000-page work on physiology.[...] On Good Friday [...] the rest of us lay about, played chess or read the less technical portion of our curiously assorted library. This included "Gone with the Wind" (Shipton) "Seventeenth Century Verse" (Oliver), "Montaigne's Essays" (Warren), "Don Quixote" (self), "Adam Bede" (Lloyd), "Martin Chuzzlewit" (Smythe), "Stones of Venice" (Odell) and a few others. Warren,who rejoined us that day, besides his weighty tome on Physiology -in which there were several funny anecdotes if one took the trouble to look - had with him a yet weightier volume on the singularly inappropriate subject of Tropical Diseases.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

15 Apr 1938

Country:

Tibet

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: slopes of Mount Everest Tibetan approach Camp I

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:

Eric Shipton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Aug 1907

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

mountaineer and writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

English parents, born in Ceylon

Country of Experience:

Tibet

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Shipton later made a failed summit attempt as did Tilman



Text Being Read:

Author:

Margaret Mitchell

Title:

Gone with the Wind

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1936 Macmillan

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18436

Source:

Print

Author:

H.W.(Bill) Tilman

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Everest 1938 in: The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2003 (1948)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

464-465

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H.W.(Bill) Tilman, Everest 1938 in: The Seven Mountain-Travel Books (London, 2003 (1948)), p. 464-465, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18436, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Pulitzer Prize 1937.

   
   
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