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Record 27769

Reading Experience:

'Yet the previous December, after reading my first nine chapters, G. had written to me at Halifax: "Your book, I think, is a very great, a very moving book...powerful, significant, important - for me it is oppressive also - to it I am an outsider, intruding, shamefaced, feeling very unworthy, painfully unworthy to the verge of tears."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Dec 1932 and 31 Dec 1932
Country: America
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:George Catlin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: political philosopher
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Vera Brittain
Title: Testament of Youth
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1933
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27769  
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: 91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience (Great Britain, 1980), p. 91,, accessed: 08 June 2023

Additional comments:

Vera Brittain refers to her husband, George Catlin, as "G." throughout the book. She was lecturing in Halifax, Yorkshire when she received this letter from him.



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