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Record Number: 32940


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Shelley is a wash out here, as a general thing. I will try Keats next. But W. W. and R. B. really are the two. Please don’t send me any more for a bit. And then s’il vous plait, and by your leave, don’t you think 1 vol of Pepys Diary a good idea? But you must guess at my gratitude for all these gifts.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

1 Aug 1916

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Nord
Aubers Ridge, reserve trenches

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:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Title:

(poems)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Probably in W. T. Stead's Penny Poets series (1896)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32940

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:

131

Additional Comments:

Letter to Marion Scott, violinist and musicologist, 1 August 1916, from Aubers Ridge

Citation:

Ivor Gurney, R. K. R. Thornton, (ed.), Ivor Gurney: Collected Letters, (Manchester, 1991), p. 131, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32940, accessed: 18 July 2019


Additional Comments:

See also ID 32938.

   
   
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