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Record 3755

Reading Experience:

"Rupert Brook [ironically] advised Geoffrey and Maynard Keynes against attempting The Sorrows of Satan, [Marie] Corelli's principal best-seller: 'It is the richest work of humour in the English (?) language: but the effects it produces upon the unwary reader ...! I am now a positive wreck.'"
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1906 and 31 Dec 1906
Country: unknown
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:Rupert Brooke
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1887
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Marie Corelli
Title: The Sorrows of Satan
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3755  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip 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: 800
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 800,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from letter to Geoffrey Keynes, September 1906 in Geoffrey Keynes, ed., The Letters of Rupert Brooke (1968) 61.



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