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Record Number: 19651


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'(Florence MacCunn. [italics] Sir Walter Scott's Friends [end italics] Wm. Blackwood 1909) I have just finished this enchanting book which for a time has entirely seduced me from both Lawrence and Carlyle. I read the whole of D.H.L's letters last week when in bed with a cold; felt completely in sympathy with him and a passionate desire to be on his side, no matter whom I deserted or decried. Began the whole book again, marking passages,meaning to re-read all his works and try and make him out. All this prompted by an article in [italics] L[ife] and L[etters] [end italics] that annoyed me. J. Soames, comparing him with Rousseau. Probably everything she said was true, but the whole tone was patronising and self-righteous. I wanted to explode a squib under her chair. Now I want to find if there's any likeness or not between Lawrence and Carlyle. But at the moment I am in revolt against L. Why does one veer about so with him?'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 20 Jan 1933

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

Antonia White

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

31 Mar 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Catholic by birth

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

christened Eirene Botting



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19651

Source:

Print

Author:

Antonia White

Editor:

Susan Chitty

Title:

Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

I

Page:

17

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19651, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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