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Record 19974

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Laura Mary Forster, 3 March 1898: 'I will tell how I spent my prize money. I got Browning's Poems in two volumes, two volumes of Jebb's Sophocles, Kugler's History of Italian Painting in two volumes, and last but not least Jane Austen in 10 volumes. It is such a lovely edition, in green cloth with beautiful print and paper, and each volume is very light to hold [...] Each novel goes into two volumes, except Persuasion & Northanger Abbey, who only take one. I am reading the latter again, & I am more delighted with it than ever.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1898 and 3 Mar 1898
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Edward Morgan Forster
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1879
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Undergraduate student
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Austen
Title: Northanger Abbey
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In 10-volume set of Austen's novels
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19974  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank
  Title: Selected Letters of E. M. Forster
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: 1
  Page: 24
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank (ed.), Selected Letters of E. M. Forster (London, 1983), 1, p. 24,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Money was a half-share of prize for Latin verse awarded by King's College, Cambridge; see p.25 n.1.



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