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Record 29869

Reading Experience:

'More enduring [than the chocolates sent by Eden's mother, which were eaten by rats] was a copy of Robert Bridge's The Spirit of Man, sent to me by my cousin Violet Dickinson who alone among my family had an unerring instinct for the present which would delight one most ... the Bridges anthology, which naturally contained much that was a revelation to a nineteen-year-old boy, made a perfect retreat for the sensibilities. Battered now, it still has a place in my library.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Dec 1916
Country: Belgium
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Ypres salient
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:Anthony Eden
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1897
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Army officer, 21st Battalion, later Prime Minister
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Belgium
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Bridges
Title: The Spirit of Man
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1916
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 29869  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anthony Eden
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Another World: 1897-1917
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1976
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 122
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anthony Eden, Another World: 1897-1917 (London, 1976), p. 122,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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