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Record 20041

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
E. M. Forster to Jessica Darling, 24 September 1911: 'It's something to be near fine country [Simla] [...] Whether it is something to have the novels of Hardy with you, I doubt. He is a poet, and the few novels of his I've read were unsatisfying. However serious the edifice, the ground plan of it is farce. He's a poet [...] and only comes to full splendour in his poems. In them his narrow view of human, and especially female, character doesn't matter, and Wessex and Destiny at last stand clear out of the mist.'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Hardy
Title: novels
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20041  
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: 125
  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. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20041, accessed: 23 June 2024

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