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Record 20545

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Malcolm Darling, 2 August 1915: 'I read (and sometimes write) the New Statesman [...] also the Morning Post [...] I enclose from it this jolly letter of Balfour's: it seems to me distinctly on the spot. Reventlow's was too much of a bore to send.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 2 Aug 1915
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Arthur Balfour
Title: 'What Our Fleet Has Done'
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: In The Morning Post, 2 August 1915
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20545  
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: 226-227
  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. 226-227,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Letter read a reply to Count Ernst zu Reventlow's arguments, in same issue of paper, that German fleet 'had frustrated the plans of the stronger and longer-prepared English fleet for blockading German ports' (see p.228 n.8 in source).



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