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Record 20433

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Laura Mary Forster, 19 February 1913: 'Do you know Sleeman's Rambles & Recollections of an Indian Official? It is a charming book to read in, but the best chapter, about a Suttee on the Nerbudda, you would perhaps be inclined to skip. I have also been reading The Private Life of an Eastern King by E. W. Knighton who was librarian to one of the Kings of Oudh, a very entertaining and intersting little book, and it rings true. It is certainly out of print, but may be in the L[ondon] L[ibrary].'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1913 and 19 Feb 1913
Country: India
Time: n/a
Place: city: Lahore
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: India
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir William Sleeman
Title: Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1844
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20433  
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: 191
  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. 191,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:

Suttee episode appears in chapter 4 of text; see p.192 n.3 in source.



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