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Record 20838

Reading Experience:

Passages transcribed into E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1928) include remarks on spatial relations between man, atoms, and stars, and on the effects of temperature on matter, from A. S. Eddington, Stars and Atoms (1927).
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1928 and 31 Dec 1928
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: A. S. Eddington
Title: Stars and Atoms
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1927
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20838  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 38-39
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 38-39,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:

Quoted passages from Lecture III, p.85, and Lecture II, p.84 respectively in text; see p.271 n.38 in source.



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