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Record Number: 10097


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I sat in a seat in the square, my neighbours were mainly old men wrapped in dowdy overcoats and growling spasmodically to each other. I continued to read "War and Peace" which I had started at breakfast time.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 May 1937

Country:

Northern Ireland

Time

afternoon: 2.15

Place:

city: Belfast
other location: In a seat in the square

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Northern Ireland

Country of Experience:

Northern Ireland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Leo Tolstoy

Title:

War and Peace

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10097

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 243, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk

Additional Information:

MOO accessed August 30, 2007.

Citation:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 243, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10097, accessed: 23 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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