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Record 21395

Reading Experience:

'The spasmodic study of Plato, whose "Apologia" and "Meno" I was reading for Pass Mods., certainly did nothing to discourage my hysterical pursuit of elusive definitions.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 29 Dec 1893 and 29 Mar 1970
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:Vera Brittain
Age Adult (18-100+)
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: Plato
Title: 'Apologia' and 'Meno'
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21395  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Youth
  Place of Publication: Great Britian
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 139
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britian, 1978), p. 139,, accessed: 23 February 2024

Additional comments:

Pass Mods. was an examination which Vera Brittain was working towards at Oxford University during the early part of the First World War.



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