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Record 22054

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'My first vague realisation that poverty was the result of humanity's incompetence, and not an inviolable law of nature, had come with the sixteen-year-old reading of Carlyle's "Past and Present",'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 29 Dec 1909 and 29 Dec 1910
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Past and Present
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22054  
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: 646
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britain, 1978), p. 646, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22054, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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