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Record 21220

Reading Experience:

Passages in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1944-45) include account of Ancient Egyptian burial customs, as discovered by later explorers, from Samuel Henley's Appendix to Edward Daniel Clarke, 'The Tomb of Alexander' (1805). Underneath, Forster notes: 'This is the first entry I have made since the death of my mother, today three months in her grave.'
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: Samuel Henley
Title: Appendix no. 2
Genre: Other religious, Classics, History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Edward Daniel Clark, The Tomb of Alexander: A Dissertation on the Sarcophagus Brought from Alexandria and Now in the British Museum (CUP, 1805)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 21220  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 166
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 166,, accessed: 03 June 2023

Additional comments:



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