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Record Number: 29104


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We reached his room about eleven. To do what? Not a blessed thing but to sit before a fire and talk and read again.... On his shelf was ... Edmund Rostand's [italics] Cyrano de Bergerac [end italics] in the original French. I started to read the famous speech on his nose. My good friend went ahead with me line for line without the book. Then he in turn read the "Non merci" speech with immense gusto.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1932 and 22 Jun 1932

Country:

United Kingdom

Time

n/anight: 11 pm-12 am

Place:

city: London

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Cyril Lionel Robert James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Jan 1901

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Trinidad

Country of Experience:

United Kingdom

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edmond Rostand

Title:

Cyrano de Bergerac

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

29104

Source:

Print

Author:

Cyril Lionel Robert James

Editor:

Nicholas Laughlin

Title:

Letters from London

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

n/a

Page:

50-51

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Cyril Lionel Robert James, Nicholas Laughlin (ed.), Letters from London (Oxford, 2003), p. 50-51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29104, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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