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Record 5601

Reading Experience:

'On the terrace in the evening he would read Plato aloud, especially the "Phaedo", the final pages of which never failed to move him to tears. To the end of her life Elinor never ceased to be surprised by the number of eminent men who chose to express their friendship and pleasure in her company by reading Plato and Aristotle aloud to her.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 12 Jan 1903 and 1 Oct 1903
Country: Germany
Time: evening
Place: Carlsbad
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Lord Alfred Milner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Mar 1854
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: High Commissioner for Southern Africa and Governor of Cape Colony
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Germany
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Elinor Glyn
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Plato
Title: Phaedo
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5601  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anthony Glyn
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Elinor Glyn, a biography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1955
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anthony Glyn, Elinor Glyn, a biography (London, 1955), p. 104,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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