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Record Number: 20548


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Florence Barger, 2 July 1916: 'I talk to patients [at Red Cross centre, Alexandria]; with one of them -- a sensitive and intelligent fellow -- I have become real friends [...] He is, incongruously enough, a Ship's Steward [...] He is absolutely independent, but not with the theoretical independence of the Socialist. He devours masses of Dickinson [...] and Shaw.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1916 and 2 Jul 1916

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:

Frank Vicary

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

Ship's steward

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Bernard Shaw

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Drama, Essays / Criticism, Politics, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20548

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:

235-236

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. 235-236, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20548, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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