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Record 19995

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Hugh Walpole, 19 July 1908: 'I can say without preamble that it's good -- the theme is ample and fills the book properly, the development holds one [...] The interest does persist to the very end. I did put the book down, because I went to bed, but I finished it first thing in the morning. You ought to get it taken all right [comments further]'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jul 1908 and 19 Jul 1908
Country: England
Time: morning
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: Hugh Walpole
Title: The Wooden Horse / 'The House of the Trojans'
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19995  
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: 93-94; 93
  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. 93-94; 93,, accessed: 17 June 2024

Additional comments:

Walpole's novel, first called 'The House of the Trojans', published as The Wooden Horse in 1908; see p.94 n.1 in source.



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