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Record 18437

Reading Experience:

'Our library too was a weighty affair. Shipton had the longest novel that had been published in recent years, Warren a 2,000-page work on physiology.[...] On Good Friday [...] the rest of us lay about, played chess or read the less technical portion of our curiously assorted library. This included "Gone with the Wind" (Shipton) "Seventeenth Century Verse" (Oliver), "Montaigne's Essays" (Warren), "Don Quixote" (self), "Adam Bede" (Lloyd), "Martin Chuzzlewit" (Smythe), "Stones of Venice" (Odell) and a few others. Warren,who rejoined us that day, besides his weighty tome on Physiology -in which there were several funny anecdotes if one took the trouble to look - had with him a yet weightier volume on the singularly inappropriate subject of Tropical Diseases.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 15 Apr 1938
Country: Tibet
Time: daytime
Place: other location: slopes of Mount Everest Tibetan approach Camp I
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:Peter R. Oliver
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1906
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: soldier
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Unknown
Country of experience: Tibet
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Captain , Coke's Rifles and member of several Himalayan expeditions, killed in action 1945 in Burma commanding 13th Frontier Force Rifles


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: Seventeenth Century Verse
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details:
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18437  
Source - Print  
  Author: H.W.(Bill) Tilman
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Everest 1938 in: The Seven Mountain-Travel Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2003 (1948)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 464-465
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H.W.(Bill) Tilman, Everest 1938 in: The Seven Mountain-Travel Books (London, 2003 (1948)), p. 464-465,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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