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Record Number: 21057


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Passages transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1935-6) include quotation from letter of Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne: ' "I stand for the heart. To the dogs with the head! The reason the mass of men fear God and at bottom dislike him, is because they rather distrust His heart, and fancy him all brain like a watch' ".

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1935 and 31 Dec 1936

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:

Herman Melville

Title:

Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne, ?1 June 1851

Genre:

Other religious, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21057

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

100

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 100, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21057, accessed: 19 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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