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Record 28180

Reading Experience:

'The subject of the Forsyte Saga was then introduced by Charles E. Stansfield with a reading from the introduction. The remainder of an enjoyable evening was spent in listening to a series of readings from the Saga as under. The opinion being expressed that the Saga read aloud even better than to oneself. T.C. Elliott The Man of Property K. S. Evans Indian Summer of a Forsyte R. B. Graham / Janet Rawlings In Chancery R. Wallis Awakening F. E. Pollard To Let D. Brain The White Monkey'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 4 Oct 1927
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: Frensham
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:Charles E. Stansfield
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1865
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: [Introduction to the 'Forsyte Saga']
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 28180  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Howard R. Smith
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 170

Citation: Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  private collection, p. n/a, p. 170,, accessed: 24 June 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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