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Record Number: 30128


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Meeting held at 70 Northcourt Avenue: 14. 12. 37
[...]
6. The evening was completed by the reading of extracts from the works of various authors who had recently been awarded the Nobel prize for Literature. In the interests of truth it should perhaps be mentioned that the reading from French and Russian authors were given from English translations.
R. H. Robson read from Dodsworth by Sinclair S. Lewis
Mary S. W. Pollard [read from] The Village [by] Ivan Bunin
L. Dorothea Taylor [read from] All God’s Chillun Got Wings [by] Eugene E. O'Neill
H. R. Smith [read from] Les Thibault by Roger M. du Gard
S. A Reynolds [read from] White Monkey [by] J. Galsworthy

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

14 Dec 1937

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: 70, Northcourt Avenue

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:

Sylvanus A. Reynolds

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1863

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Chartered accountant with own practice

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of the XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Galsworthy

Title:

The White Monkey

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30128

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Victor Alexander

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

200–3

Citation:

Victor Alexander, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938) private collection, p. 200–3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=30128, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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