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Record Number: 12461


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[List of books read in 1926] '"Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" (Holmes), "Plain Tales from the Hills" (Kipling), "History of Florence" (Machiavelli), "Essays in Socialism" (Belfort Bax), "Socialism: Critical and Constructive" (J.R. Macdonald), "Trimblerigg" (L. Houseman), "Peer Gynt" (Ibsen), "A Chair on the Boulevard" (L. Merrick), "Brand" (Ibsen), "The Long Roll" (M. Johnston), "Compleat Angler" (I. Walton), "Omoo" (H. Melville), "Shorter Poems" (M. Prior), "Notre Coeur" (G. de Maupassant), "Barry Lindon" (Thackeray), "Path to Rome" (Belloc), "The Americans" (Henry James), "Four Georges" (Thackeray), "Memoirs of the Crusades" (Villehardouin & de Joinville), "Journal to Stella" (Swift), "Hamlet" (Temple Shakespeare), "The Eye Witness" (Belloc), "Almayer's Folly" (Conrad), "Tartarin sur les Alpes" (Daudet), "The Tragedy of Education" (Edmond Holmes), "La Peur de Chagrin" etc (Balzac), "Life of Nelson" (Southey), "Les Fr?quentations de Maurice" (Sidney Place), "Journal of the Plague Year" (Defoe), "Figures in Modern Literature" (J.B. Priestley), "English Humourists" (Thackeray), "Frank Mildmay" (Marryat), "Polar Exploration" (Buck), "Cricket and Cricketers" (Philip [illegible]), "The Sowers" ([illegible]), "Our Mr Wrenn" (Sinclair Lewis), "Martin Arrowsmith" (ditto), "Short History of the World" (H.G. Wells), "Jack Hamlin's Mediation" etc (Bret Harte), "At the Sign of the Blue Boar" (Wyndham Lewis), "Orphan Island" (Rose Macaulay), "The Spanish Farm" (R.H. Mottram), "Mr Prohack" (Arnold Bennett), "Told by an Idiot" (Rose Macaulay), "Mr Waddington of Wyck" (May Sinclair), "English Comic Characters" (J.B. Priestley), "Henry IV" (Temple Shakespeare), "Lolly Willowes" ( ? ) [Sylvia Townsend Warner]'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1926 and 1 Jan 1927

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Liverpool

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:

Gerald Moore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 Jun 1903

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company

Religion:

none

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

Plain Tales from the Hills

Genre:

Fiction, History, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12461

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Gerald Moore

Title:

MS Diary 1926

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

MS Diary 1926

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

For further information about this diary, please contact the Reading Experience Database project: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php

Citation:

Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1926, Private Collection, MS Diary 1926, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12461, accessed: 13 August 2020


Additional Comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.

   
   
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