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Record 22726

Reading Experience:

'Just after leaving school, I had been plunged into the same tumult of agonised inquiry by reading Mrs. Humphry Ward's "Robert Elsmere".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1909 and 31 Dec 1913
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: Mary Ward
Title: Robert Elsmere
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22726  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Friendship
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 107
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Friendship (Great Britain, 1980), p. 107,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:

Vera Brittain was comparing her feelings with those of Winifred Holtby who was suffering religious and intellectual conflict after studying the theological implications of Wyclif's teaching.



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