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Record Number: 5601


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the terrace in the evening he would read Plato aloud, especially the "Phaedo", the final pages of which never failed to move him to tears. To the end of her life Elinor never ceased to be surprised by the number of eminent men who chose to express their friendship and pleasure in her company by reading Plato and Aristotle aloud to her.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 12 Jan 1903 and 1 Oct 1903

Country:

Germany

Time

evening

Place:

Carlsbad
spa

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Lord Alfred Milner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Mar 1854

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

High Commissioner for Southern Africa and Governor of Cape Colony

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Germany

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

Elinor Glyn


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Plato

Title:

Phaedo

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5601

Source:

Print

Author:

Anthony Glyn

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Elinor Glyn, a biography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1955

Vol:

n/a

Page:

104

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anthony Glyn, Elinor Glyn, a biography (London, 1955), p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5601, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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