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Record Number: 29908


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'But having time to write up this, with a letter or so, to finish the amazing "Ambassadors", as well as "Embarrassments" (I and III especially good) the unusual "Other House" and a volume of Leslie Stephen (a little diffuse), and eaten very little with never a threat of nausea, I have suffered from nothing beyond irritation at the abnormal delay,with faint boredom at the meals.[...] Read also five Sonnets every morning.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 19 Oct 1916 and 22 Oct 1916

Country:

At sea

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: On board the "Bellview" between Rabugh (Arabia) and Suez.

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:

Ronald Storrs

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Nov 1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

diplomat (colonial civil servant)

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

At sea

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

The Other House

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first published 1896

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29908

Source:

Print

Author:

Ronald Storrs

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Orientations

Place of Publication:

London (Readers Union Edn.)

Date of Publication:

1939 (1937)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

189

Additional Comments:

Diary entry dated 19th October 1916 but clearly spanning several days, incorporated into source text.

Citation:

Ronald Storrs, Orientations, (London (Readers Union Edn.), 1939 (1937)), p. 189, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29908, accessed: 03 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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