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Record Number: 21083


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Passages transcribed into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1938) include General R. T. Wilson's account of five British sailors' purchase of a woman sold at auction by Arabs.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1938 and 31 Dec 1938

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:

General Sir Robert Thomas Wilson

Title:

History of the British Expedition to Egypt

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published from London, 1802

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21083

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

113

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 113, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21083, accessed: 22 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Anecdote of auctioning of woman appears in footnote on p.61 of 1802 edition of text cited by source ed.

   
   
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