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Record 5492

Reading Experience:

Rupert Brooke to Jacques Raverat, April 1909: "'I have done no 'work' for ages: and my tripos is in a few weeks ... Ths holidays I fled from my family for long ... in a hut by a waterfall on Dartmoor, a strange fat Johnian and I 'worked' for three weeks. He read -- oh! Aristotle, I think! And I read the Minority Report of the Poor Law Commission; and books on Metre (I'm a poet, you know!); and Shakespere! It was a great time.'"
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 1909
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Devon
other location: Dartmoor
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: Student/Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5492  
Source - Print  
  Author: H. J. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 119
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 119,, accessed: 28 March 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Rupert Brooke, Letters, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (London, 1968) 163.



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