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Record Number: 28095


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'They could no more accept it than they or any other powerful nation had ever accepted the teaching of his Master and Friend - for "to take him seriously", as H.G. Wells wrote of "this Galilean" in "The Outline of History", "was to enter upon a strange and alarming life, to abandon habits, to control instincts and impulses, to essay an incredible happiness...."'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

From: 1 Jan 1919

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:

Vera Brittain

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Dec 1893

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:

Herbert George Wells

Title:

The Outline of History

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1919

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28095

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Experience

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

170

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience (Great Britain, 1980), p. 170, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28095, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Vera Brittain was referring to Dick Sheppard at the beginning of this quotation. She felt that most people in Britain were unable to accept his pacifist views.

   
   
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