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Record Number: 19987


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Alice Clara Forster, 9 April 1905: 'Elizabeth [employer] has lent me Erewhon which I am enjoying.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1905 and 9 Apr 1905

Country:

Germany

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Nassenheide

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:

Private tutor/Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Butler

Title:

Erewhon; or, Over the Range

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1872

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

19987

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:

68

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. 68, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19987, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Forster refers to his employer, Mary Annette, Countess von Arnim-Schlegenthin (nee Beauchamp), by name under which she had published popular accounts of her domestic life, including Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898).

   
   
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