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Record 24277

Reading Experience:

'[Letter from Rudyard Kipling to Mrs Ward] I am delighted to have "Sir George Tressady" from your hand. I have followed him from month to month with the liveliest wonder as to how the inevitable smash in his affairs was to fall, and now that I have read the tale as a whole I see that of course there was but one way. Like all human books it has the unpleasant power of making you think and bother as one only bothers over real folk: but how splendidly you have done the lighter relief-work!'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: From: 1 Sep 1896
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:Rudyard Kipling
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 30 Dec 1865
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: born in India of English parents
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Augusta Ward
Title: Sir George Tressady
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
gift from Mrs Ward


Source Information:

Record ID: 24277  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Penrose Trevelyan
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1923
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 117
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Penrose Trevelyan, The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward (London, 1923), p. 117,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:

Kipling had read the book as it was serialised too.



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