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Record Number: 21984


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Staying for a fortnight with Miss Heath Jones in Cornwall - where I read aloud to her a large selection of the works of Bernard Shaw, including the newly published "Back to Methuselah", but otherwise had plenty of time for reminiscent meditation - I realised that the past two years at Oxford were going to take a good deal of getting over; they had meant an effort so great that I had not calculated its cost until it was finished.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1921 and 31 Aug 1921

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Cornwall

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

Miss Heath Jones, Vera Brittain's teacher from St Monica's School in Kingswood, Surrey.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Bernard Shaw

Title:

Back to Methuselah

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21984

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Youth

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

519

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britain, 1978), p. 519, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21984, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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