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Record Number: 27845


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mr Geo Burrow read a paper on George Sand indicating her semi-patrician origin & the County surroundings in which she lived. We were given some indication of her passionate nature & of how the various subjects of her passion were first adored on a pedestal & then fell through successive states to one of severe criticism if not contempt. The apt epigram was quoted that "George Sand did not behave as a perfect Gentleman". Readings as under from her work were then given, bringing out her love of country life & her considerable powers of descriptive writing, also the romantic cast of her tales. From Tillage of the Soil Celia Burrow Consuelo H.R. Smith The Devil's Pool C.E. Stansfield Countess of Rudolfstadt F.E. Reynolds'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

6 Feb 1924

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: Ashton Lodge

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:

Celia Burrow

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of XII book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

Tillage of the Soil, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

presumably in translation

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

27845

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Howard R. Smith

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

128-9

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31), Private Collection, n/a, 128-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27845, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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