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Record 27607

Reading Experience:

'November brought a peculiar police-court case, which made literary history, after Radclyffe Hall's novel, "The Well of Loneliness", had been suppressed for impropriety. I had reviewed this earnest and harmless story on publication, and now joined the thirty-nine "expert" witnesses who appeared before the Bow Street magistrate, Sir Chartres Biron.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 31 Oct 1928
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: Radclyffe Hall
Title: The Well of Loneliness
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1928
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27607  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Experience
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 55
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience (Great Britain, 1980), p. 55,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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