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Record Number: 32903


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Carlyle has not put it too strongly in Heroes. It is chiefly a matter of environment with the really great men what shape they take in their power; but with smaller men, such as Wordsworth, I am not quite sure … What made me more sensitive to this is that I have just bought Wordsworth’s life in Jack’s 6d Home Series, and his colossal complacency makes one anxious. What a crowd they must have been—Wordsworth, Dorothy and Coleridge!’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1915 and 30 Oct 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Chelmsford
Essex

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:

Ivor Bertie Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Aug 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Private, Gloucestershire Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rosaline Masson

Title:

Wordsworth

Genre:

Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32903

Source:

Print

Author:

Ivor Gurney

Editor:

R. K. R. Thornton,

Title:

Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

50

Additional Comments:

Letter to Marion Scott, violinist and musicologist, October 1915, Chelmsford, Essex

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 50, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32903, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

The identity of this work is very speculative, the only clues being the subject and the name of the publishers, probably T. C. and E. C. Jack.

   
   
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