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Record Number: 20564


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Robert Trevelyan, 29 January 1918: 'I am already deep in The Piddle Years [sic]. I never find Henry James difficult to understand, though it [italics]is[end italics] difficult to throw off the interests of one's larger life, and flatten oneself -- flat flatter flattest -- to crawl down his slots.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1918 and 29 Jan 1918

Country:

Egypt

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Alexandria

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Red Cross worker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Egypt

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

The Middle Years

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1917

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20564

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank

Title:

Selected Letters of E. M. Forster

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

1

Page:

283

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank (ed.), Selected Letters of E. M. Forster, (London, 1983), 1, p. 283, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20564, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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