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Record 20749

Reading Experience:

'Great Expectations. Alliance between atmosphere and plot (the convicts) make it more solid and satisfactory than anything else of D[ickens]. known to me. Very fine writing occasionally ([italics]end of Pt.I[end italics].) [...] Occasional hints not developed -- e.g. [...] Jagger's [sic] character [italics]does[end italics] nothing, Herbert Pocket's has to be revised. But all the defects are trivial, and the course of events is both natural and exciting [goes on to comment further, and to quote at length from conclusion to 'the first stage of Pip's Expectations']'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1926 and 31 Dec 1926
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: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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Dickens
Title: Great Expectations
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20749  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18-19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 18-19,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:



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