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Record 21120

Reading Experience:

Passages transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1941) include speech about Christmas by Dolly Winthrop in chapter 10 of George Eliot, Silas Marner, which followed by remark: 'G. E. shows her greatness in this minor interview. Who else in her century or in any could present simplicity and goodness without patronage [italics]end[end italics] without self-abasement? Atmosphere all through both thick and unforced; buried buried are we in the depths of a deeper England than Hardy's. [comments further on text]'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1941 and 31 Dec 1941
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: George Eliot
Title: Silas Marner
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1861
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21120  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 124
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 124,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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