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Record 20155

Reading Experience:

As for me I am reading Wells on history! I think it wickeder than I did: but it's an amazing piece of book-making. When he gets past clerical & medieval times he's quite sound from a Left point of view till he gets to Napoleon! But [underlined] how [end underlining] jealous he is of all great men from Pericles and J. Caesar to everyone else. You see him saying: "No! I couldn't do what Alexander did. So I'll do for [underlined] his [end underlining] reputation!" And the joke of it is that he damns every one of them - Solomon, Mahomet, Alexander, Julius Caesar & the rest for being untrustworthy with women! I've never seen Satan so splendidly reprove sin.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 9 Mar 1923
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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:Ford Madox Ford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Dec 1873
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Catholic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Herbert George Wells
Title: Outline of History, The
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20155  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ford Madox Ford
  Editor: Sondra J. Stang
  Title: Correspondence of Ford Madox Ford and Stella Bowen, The
  Place of Publication: Bloomington
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 177
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ford Madox Ford, Sondra J. Stang (ed.), Correspondence of Ford Madox Ford and Stella Bowen, The (Bloomington, 1993), p. 177,, accessed: 29 May 2023

Additional comments:

Additional author, Stella Bowen; additional editor, Karen Cochran.



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