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Record 8549

Reading Experience:

'That same night, in a perfect, clear, still moonlight, I lay in a tent, obsessed by insomnia... And I will interpolate that, for myself, I had been reading, actually, "The Red Badge of Courage" by the light of a candle stuck onto a bully-beef case at my camp-bed head.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1915 and 31 Dec 1919
Country: France
Time: night
Place: other location: Tent on battle line
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:Ford Madox Ford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Dec 1873
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Soldier
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Stephen Crane
Title: The Red badge of courage
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1895
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8549  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ford Madox Ford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memories and impressions
  Place of Publication: London: Penguin Books
  Date of Publication: 1979
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 382
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ford Madox Ford, Memories and impressions (London: Penguin Books, 1979), p. 382,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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