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Record 19982

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
E. M. Forster to Alice Clara Forster, 5 November 1899: 'I have been reading Bernard Shaw's plays. Wonderfully clever & amusing, but they make me feel bad inside.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Oct 1899 and 5 Nov 1899
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Title: plays
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 19982  
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: 35
  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. 35, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=19982, accessed: 27 June 2022

Additional comments:

Source eds. note that Shaw's Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant published 1898; see p.35 n.5.

 

 

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