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Record Number: 20562


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Florence Barger,30 September 1917: 'Thanks for The Feet of the Young Men, but I wish I hadn't docked 2/- from your £ for it: an undistinguished little book [...] I enjoy books and such thoughts as progress from them greatly, and am pleased to find I can understand a little of Spinoza and that he is every bit as fine as I had suspected. He holds my intellect at its utmost strain'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1917 and 30 May 1917

Country:

Egypt

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Alexandria

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/Red Cross worker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Egypt

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Feet of the Young Men

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20562

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:

272

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. 272, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20562, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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