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Record 20548

Reading Experience:

E. M. Forster to Florence Barger, 2 July 1916: 'I talk to patients [at Red Cross centre, Alexandria]; with one of them -- a sensitive and intelligent fellow -- I have become real friends [...] He is, incongruously enough, a Ship's Steward [...] He is absolutely independent, but not with the theoretical independence of the Socialist. He devours masses of Dickinson [...] and Shaw.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1916 and 2 Jul 1916
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:Frank Vicary
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Servant
Occupation: Ship's steward
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Great Britain
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama, Essays / Criticism, Politics, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20548  
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: 235-236
  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. 235-236,, accessed: 27 June 2022

Additional comments:



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