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Record Number: 32978


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I like this Digs far better than the Queen’s Hotel life. It is the first time I ever shared rooms, in the Keats-Brown manner. I confess [2/Lt A. R.] Rickard is not kin spiritually or literarily, but actually and personally and militarily we agree famously. He has more than once been mistaken for me. I like Fleetwood. Have finished tonight a fine novel by Wells: which I must shake off before tomorrow. I shall go and inspect the men’s billets to see if they are comfortable now.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

6 Nov 1916

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

Place:

city: Fleetwood
county: Lancashire
specific address: 111 Bold Street
location in dwelling: Bedroom

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:

Wilfred Owen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Mar 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

2/Lt., 5th Battalion, Manchester 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:

Herbert George Wells

Title:

The Passionate Friends

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32978

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfred Owen

Editor:

Harold Owen

Title:

Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1967

Vol:

n/a

Page:

414

Additional Comments:

Letter to undisclosed recipient, 6 November 1916, 111 Bold Street, Fleetwood

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 414, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32978, accessed: 15 November 2019


Additional Comments:

See also evidence in record ID 32982 for further comments on reading this work.

   
   
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