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Record Number: 19982


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Alice Clara Forster, 5 November 1899: 'I have been reading Bernard Shaw's plays. Wonderfully clever & amusing, but they make me feel bad inside.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1899 and 5 Nov 1899

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Undergraduate student

Religion:

n/a

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:

George Bernard Shaw

Title:

plays

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19982

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank

Title:

Selected Letters of E. M. Forster

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

1

Page:

35

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank (ed.), Selected Letters of E. M. Forster (London, 1983), 1, p. 35, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19982, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Source eds. note that Shaw's Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant published 1898; see p.35 n.5.

   
   
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