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Record 27010

Reading Experience:

'The evening was then given up to the study of Galsworthy as an essayist & novelist. Ernest E. Unwin gave a brief introduction & read an article from Nov 1914 Scribners. Rosamund Wallis described & read from 'The Freelands', a recent novel Mrs Rawlings described & read from 'Fraternity' A Rawlings read from 'The Patrician' There was considerable discussion upon the subject of novel writing & whether Galsworthy had chosen in novel writing the right medium for his moralising.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 24 Nov 1915
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: School House
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:Alfred Rawlings
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1855
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Galsworthy
Title: Patrician, The
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27010  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest E. Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 8-9

Citation: Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 8-9,, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (



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