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Record Number: 20841


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Eddington (5.1.29). After reading his Nature of the Physical World as carefully as I can, the new ideas become more possible to me and therefore less wonderful. They degenerate into mathematical symbols which we are content to use without understanding.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Jan 1929

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:

A. S. Eddington

Title:

The Nature of the Physical World

Genre:

Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1928

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20841

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

45

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 45, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20841, accessed: 28 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Copy of text Forster's present to himself for his fiftieth birthday; see p.273 in source.

   
   
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