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Record 28095

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'They could no more accept it than they or any other powerful nation had ever accepted the teaching of his Master and Friend - for "to take him seriously", as H.G. Wells wrote of "this Galilean" in "The Outline of History", "was to enter upon a strange and alarming life, to abandon habits, to control instincts and impulses, to essay an incredible happiness...."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: From: 1 Jan 1919
Country: n/a
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: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Herbert George Wells
Title: The Outline of History
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1919
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28095  
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: 170
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience (Great Britain, 1980), p. 170, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28095, accessed: 30 January 2023

Additional comments:

Vera Brittain was referring to Dick Sheppard at the beginning of this quotation. She felt that most people in Britain were unable to accept his pacifist views.

 

 

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