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Record 20057

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Leonard Woolf, before 24 May 1912: 'Dear Woolf 'It's a good story. Try the English Review -- I know of no other magazine that will pay for erections and excrement. Suggestions. New title. Shorten the Introduction and simplify its style [...] 'I enjoyed the story more the second reading, but still feel the touch of "scold" about it, that often goads me in Kipling [...] your man who has done & felt things is a little too anxious to give those who haven't a bad time.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1912 and 24 May 1912
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Leonard Woolf
Title: story
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20057  
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: 135
  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. 135,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:

Source eds. suggest that text read may be a draft of Woolf's novel The Village in the Jungle; see p.135 n.1.



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