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Record Number: 12489


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'22nd September 1928 (Saturday). I have started to read Kipling?s ?Letters of travel? again. I am very fond of this book although the slabs of jaunty, impatient, imperialism become rather monotonous. Still, the splendid descriptive power that the book betokens, make it excellent reading. The ?sentiments? are too well known, and too familiar to jar now to any appreciable degree. It is a curious contrast that in a book very slight in itself, with little thread or cohesion, the phrasing should be so powerful. I suppose Kipling?s long experience in ballad-mongering stands him in good stead.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

22 Sep 1928

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

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:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

Letters of Travel

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12489

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Gerald Moore

Title:

MS Diary 1928

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

MS Diary 1928

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 1928, Private Collection, MS Diary 1928, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12489, accessed: 29 January 2020


Additional Comments:

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

   
   
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