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Record 20913

Reading Experience:

[entered in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1930), underneath quoted passage opening 'I wonder what morality is, whether eternal justice exists, immutable right & wrong, or whether law and custom rule the world of humanity, evolved for social convenience from primal savagery'] 'J. A. Symonds: but whence? copied into this book off an odd scrap of paper, and into an odd space in the book.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 8 Nov 1930 and 31 Dec 1930
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: J. A. Symonds
Title: n/a
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary, Philosophy
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown, Copied from earlier transcription in Forster's hand.
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20913  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 87
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 87,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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