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Record Number: 20751


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Remarks in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book of 1926 include 'Nearly all novels go off at the end,' with further comments including: 'Bunny's books are so good because they [italics]don't[end italics] go off. A Man at the Zoo [sic] fails at the end because the author daren't put the lady into the cage as well as the man. But Fox and Sailor strengthen steadily.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1924 and 31 Dec 1926

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:

David Garnett

Title:

A Man in the Zoo

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1924

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20751

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20751, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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