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Record Number: 18442


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Our library too was a weighty affair. Shipton had the longest novel that had been published in recent years, Warren a 2,000-page work on physiology.[...] On Good Friday [...] the rest of us lay about, played chess or read the less technical portion of our curiously assorted library. This included "Gone with the Wind" (Shipton) "Seventeenth Century Verse" (Oliver), "Montaigne's Essays" (Warren), "Don Quixote" (self), "Adam Bede" (Lloyd), "Martin Chuzzlewit" (Smythe), "Stones of Venice" (Odell) and a few others. Warren, who rejoined us that day, besides his weighty tome on Physiology -in which there were several funny anecdotes if one took the trouble to look - had with him a yet weightier volume on the singularly inappropriate subject of Tropical Diseases. '

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

15 Apr 1938

Country:

Tibet

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: camp I on slopes of Mount Everest (Tibet approach)

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:

Frank Smythe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Jul 1900

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

mountaineer and writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Tibet

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Martin Chuzzlewit

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Chapman and Hall 1844

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18442

Source:

Print

Author:

H.W.(Bill) Tilman

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Everest 1938 in: The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2003 (1948)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

464-465

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H.W.(Bill) Tilman, Everest 1938 in: The Seven Mountain-Travel Books, (London, 2003 (1948)), p. 464-465, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18442, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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