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Record Number: 20901


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Texts discussed and quoted from at length in E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1930) include Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, to which Forster refers as 'a charming and important (why decried as dull?) composition'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1930 and 31 Dec 1930

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:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

Rasselas

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20901

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

75-76

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 75-76, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20901, accessed: 27 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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