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Record 19994

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Edward Garnett, 28 October 1907: 'You said I might write to you about The Breaking Point. I think it wonderful, and unlike anything I have read before. One receives images from some books, and yours suggested a vase in the hands of a clumsy person which will be dropped sooner or later, but when, one cannot tell. I had this image even before I came to the broken glass in the first act.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Oct 1907 and 28 Oct 1907
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: Writer
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: Edward Garnett
Title: A Censored Play: The Breaking Point
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1907
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19994  
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: 90
  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. 90,, accessed: 30 November 2023

Additional comments:

Garnett's play, composed 1906, denied licence for stage performance; see p.91 n.2 in source.



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