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Record 18443

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: 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:Noel Odell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Jul 1890
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: mining and petroleum engineer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Tibet
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Very experienced Himalayan climber, the last person to see Mallory and Irvine high on NW ridge of Everest in 1924


Text Being Read:

Author: John Ruskin
Title: The Stones of Venice
Genre: Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1851
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18443  
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: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:



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