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Record Number: 32909


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Here I am, sitting on my bed, half-reading Carlyle, little soaking through to my dull mind, when I become aware that a boxing match is being arranged … I am not altogether in agreement with the Russian attitude to suffering. It is too passive. In a review of Rupert Brooke’s "Letters from America", I found that Henry James had written to this effect, in the preface. “I admire the British soldier. His mind seems to contain a moral hospitality to all the vagaries of fortune” … So it does. He grins nearly all the time that one might expect him to have little reason for doing so … We are 14 miles away from Salisbury, near Tidworth. If we stay for any time I mean to visit Stonehenge.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

22 Mar 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Salisbury
county: Wiltshire
specific address: Park House Camp
location in dwelling: on bed

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

Genre:

History, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32909

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:

74-75

Additional Comments:

Letter to Marion Scott, from Park House Camp, Salisbury, 22 March 1916

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 74-75, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32909, accessed: 16 November 2019


Additional Comments:

See also evidence in ID 32903, where there is also a reference to this work.

   
   
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