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Record 20442

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Malcolm Darling, 6 November 1914: 'Just now I sit in the N[ational]. G[allery]. having studied a notice that instructs me to "attack" a petrol bomb with sand instead of water. How am I to know whether it is a petrol bomb? But it will probably spare me the fatigue of considering.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 6 Nov 1914
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
specific address: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
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:

Title: notice on wartime safety measures
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: ?poster ('notice')
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20442  
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: 214
  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. 214,, accessed: 03 June 2023

Additional comments:



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