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Record 21382

Reading Experience:

'To Olive Schreiner's "Woman and Labour" - that "Bible of the Woman's Movement" which sounded to the world of 1911 as insistent and inspiring as a trumpet-call summoning the faithful to a vital crusade - was due my final acceptance of feminism.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 29 Dec 1908 and 29 Dec 1912
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Kingswood
county: Surrey
specific address: St Monica's School
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:Vera Brittain
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1893
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
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: Olive Schreiner
Title: Woman and Labour
Genre: Politics, feminism and socialism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21382  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Youth
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 41
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britain, 1978), p. 41,, accessed: 23 March 2023

Additional comments:

The age range covers Vera Brittain's age from fifteen to eighteen, as she says earlier in the chapter that she includes this book as one of three works which influenced her between these ages.



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