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Record 19991

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Arthur Cole, 7 July 1905, following satirical account of English travellers met the previous day: 'These then are my thoughts [...] My books are equally stimulating: Wilhelm Tell -- which is thought mighty fine -- and Northanger Abbey, which I read aloud to Elizabeth [employer] in the evenings. Also Thais, but that I am only beginning.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun 1905 and 7 Jul 1905
Country: Germany
Time: n/a
Place: city: Nassenheide
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: Private tutor/Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anatole France
Title: Thais
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1891
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19991  
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: 78
  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. 78,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:

Forster refers to his employer, Mary Annette (nee Beauchamp), Countess von Arnim-Schlegenthin, by name under which she published popular accounts of her domestic life, including Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898).



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