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Record 21219

Reading Experience:

Passages in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1944) include description of domestic life from Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America, accompanied by comment 'His stupid obscene cruelty to the reptiles out there displeases me.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 1944
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: Charles Waterton
Title: Wanderings in South America
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1820
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21219  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 164-165
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 164-165,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that Forster owned 1836 edition of text; see p.332 for source ed's identifications of instances of 'stupid obscene cruelty' to South American wildlife in text.



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