Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 3134

Reading Experience:

"It was when reading Gilbert Murray's rendering of Euripides' Medea, by the side of the [Shrewsbury School] cricket field, that [Neville] Cardus was noticed by the headmaster, C. A. Alington, who invited him to be his secretary after the start of the Great War."
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1912 and 31 Dec 1914
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Shrewsbury
specific address: Shrewsbury School
other location: Cricket field
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:Neville Cardus
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Assistant cricket professional
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: Euripides
Title: Medea
Genre: Classics, Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Translated by Gilbert Murray
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3134  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philp Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 60
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philp Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 60,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)