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Record Number: 20055


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Malcolm Darling, 12 March 1912: 'I seem to have read several good books -- William James's Memories and Studies, Walter de la Mare's The Return -- supernatural, profound, and fine --: The Reward of Virtue by Amber Reeves [...] Foemina is interesting on L'Ame des Anglais, though she theorises too much.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1911 and 12 Mar 1912

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:

Walter de la Mare

Title:

The Return

Genre:

Fiction, Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1910

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20055

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:

134

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. 134, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20055, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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