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Record Number: 22508


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'…I got it the same year as I got “The Cities of the World” the most remarkable point about which, I have always thought, is the fact that it omits to mention London, tho generally considered greatest city of this world. The author cannot shield the omission under the plea that he thought London too great to be reckoned of this world, for if ever there were a city of the earth, earthy, it is the English metropolis.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 17 Oct 1892

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:

Richard [Dick] Kharsedji Sorabji

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1872

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

Christian [family originally Parsee]

Country of Origin:

India

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edwin Hodder

Title:

Cities of the World

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22508

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Sorabji Papers, F165/7 at APACS, British Library,

Citation:

Sorabji Papers, F165/7 at APACS, British Library, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22508, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

The book appears to be 'Cities of the World: The Origin, Progress and Present Aspect' by Edwin Hodder, first published in 3 vols by Cassell in London 1881-1884 and reprinted as 4 vols 1886-1889

   
   
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