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Record 20841

Reading Experience:

'Eddington (5.1.29). After reading his Nature of the Physical World as carefully as I can, the new ideas become more possible to me and therefore less wonderful. They degenerate into mathematical symbols which we are content to use without understanding.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 5 Jan 1929
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: The Nature of the Physical World
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1928
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20841  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 45
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 45,, accessed: 03 June 2023

Additional comments:

Copy of text Forster's present to himself for his fiftieth birthday; see p.273 in source.



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