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Record 19979

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Alice Clara Forster, ?summer 1899: 'I hear much of Mr Dimbleby, and have tried to read his books. I can't think how Maimie [i.e. Mary Aylward, family friend] is taken in. Scattered scraps of information such as "in 1903 there will be a second Flood: 'one of the continents' (!) will sink below the sea. In 1910 the world will probably be consumed in the tail of a comet, &tc." '"Dear me," says Maimie, "to think that we shall probably be alive to see it."'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 May 1899 and 31 Aug 1899
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Salisbury
county: Wiltshire
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: n/a
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: Jabez Bunting Dimbleby
Title: n/a
Genre: Other religious, Astrology / alchemy / occult
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19979  
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: 30
  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. 30,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:

Source eds. note: 'Jabez Bunting Dimbleby (1827-19??) wrote millenial books whose titles became progressively longer and more alarming. In 1897 The New Era at Hand, (1898-1/4); or, The Approaching Close of the Great Prophetic Periods, achieved a thirteenth edition (see p.30 n.3).



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