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Record Number: 20749


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Great Expectations. Alliance between atmosphere and plot (the convicts) make it more solid and satisfactory than anything else of D[ickens]. known to me. Very fine writing occasionally ([italics]end of Pt.I[end italics].) [...] Occasional hints not developed -- e.g. [...] Jagger's [sic] character [italics]does[end italics] nothing, Herbert Pocket's has to be revised. But all the defects are trivial, and the course of events is both natural and exciting [goes on to comment further, and to quote at length from conclusion to 'the first stage of Pip's Expectations']'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1926 and 31 Dec 1926

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Great Expectations

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20749

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Philip Gardner

Title:

Commonplace Book

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18-19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book, (London, 1985), p. 18-19, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20749, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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