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Record 21125

Reading Experience:

'Sylvia's Lovers 1863, though I have not finished it, has been an eye-opener after the twitterings of Cranford. The sensuousness of the sailor, the characterisation, without fuss, of S's parents, the amusing deterioration of S's friends after marriage. And the wisdom in this account of old-fashioned country mentality: [quotes passage from chapter 7 of text, opening 'Taken as a general rule, it may be said that few knew what manner of men they were,' before commenting further on text]'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 20 Sep 1941 and 31 Dec 1941
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Title: Sylvia's Lovers
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1863
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21125  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 127-128
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 127-128,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:



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