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Record 20918

Reading Experience:

Passages quoted in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book, 1932, include this remark from Charles F. Richardson 'Critical Introduction' to The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: 'It may be added that Poe stands supreme, even in the only morally pure national literature the world has ever seen, in the absolute chastity of his every word.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1932 and 31 Dec 1932
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 F. Richardson
Title: 'Critical Introduction'
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1908) p.lii.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20918  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 91,, accessed: 06 June 2023

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