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Record Number: 20041


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Jessica Darling, 24 September 1911: 'It's something to be near fine country [Simla] [...] Whether it is something to have the novels of Hardy with you, I doubt. He is a poet, and the few novels of his I've read were unsatisfying. However serious the edifice, the ground plan of it is farce. He's a poet [...] and only comes to full splendour in his poems. In them his narrow view of human, and especially female, character doesn't matter, and Wessex and Destiny at last stand clear out of the mist.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Hardy

Title:

novels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20041

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:

125

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. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20041, accessed: 27 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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