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Record 18440

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: camp I on slopes of Mount Everest (Tibet approach)
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:W.H.(Bill) Tilman
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 14 Feb 1898
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: mountaineer/explorer and writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Tibet
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Miguel (de) Cervantes
Title: Don Quixote
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1605 and 1615
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18440  
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: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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