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Record 19997

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Malcolm Darling, 10 February 1910: 'I left off the last [letter to Darling] saying that I was going to tell you something special in the next, and now for the life of me I can't remember what it is. It's a comment on our civilisation. This reminds me: of my story being read to the Rajah [...] I don't know why it should make me smile, but it does [...] Perhaps he would think it odd to read a book about Indian Art, as I have been doing -- by Havell. A little petulant in tone, but fascinating.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Feb 1910 and 10 Feb 1910
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: Ernest B. Havell
Title: Indian Sculpture and Painting ... with an Explanation of Their Motives and Ideals
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19997  
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: 103-104
  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. 103-104,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:

Text read conjecturally identified by source eds.; see p.105 n.2.



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