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Record Number: 32277


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A good many English here. We stare and are silent, following the manners of our own race. Don Quixote and walking are my only friends.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Sep 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris
specific address: Hotel Maurice, Rue de Rivoli

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:

John Masefield

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jun 1878

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Miguel de Cervantes

Title:

Don Quixote

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32277

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Peter Vansittart

Title:

John Masefield's Letters from the Front, 1915-1917

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

116

Additional Comments:

John Masefield to 'Con', 5 September 1916

Citation:

Peter Vansittart (ed.), John Masefield's Letters from the Front, 1915-1917, (London, 1984), p. 116, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32277, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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