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Record Number: 21395


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The spasmodic study of Plato, whose "Apologia" and "Meno" I was reading for Pass Mods., certainly did nothing to discourage my hysterical pursuit of elusive definitions.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 29 Dec 1893 and 29 Mar 1970

Country:

England

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:

Vera Brittain

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Dec 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Plato

Title:

'Apologia' and 'Meno'

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21395

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Youth

Place of Publication:

Great Britian

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

139

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britian, 1978), p. 139, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21395, accessed: 20 May 2024


Additional Comments:

Pass Mods. was an examination which Vera Brittain was working towards at Oxford University during the early part of the First World War.

   
   
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