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Record Number: 32905


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I shall be glad to be out of the army. The best thing for me is brainwork again of some kind. I need something to fix my wandering thought in the morning But must have work and movement not to be badly depressed "Martin Chuzzlewit" entrances me just now, and I have just come across a delightful R.A.M.C. man who met Tolstoi in Russia.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1915 and 31 Dec 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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Martin Chuzzlewit

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32905

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:

62-3

Additional Comments:

Letter to Ethel Voynich 26-31 Decenber 1915, Chelmsford, Essex

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 62-3, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32905, accessed: 18 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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