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Record 20751

Reading Experience:

Remarks in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book of 1926 include 'Nearly all novels go off at the end,' with further comments including: 'Bunny's books are so good because they [italics]don't[end italics] go off. A Man at the Zoo [sic] fails at the end because the author daren't put the lady into the cage as well as the man. But Fox and Sailor strengthen steadily.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1924 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: David Garnett
Title: A Man in the Zoo
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1924
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20751  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 19,, accessed: 18 July 2024

Additional comments:



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