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Record Number: 32981


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘The next book for you to read is "A Knight on Wheels". It is great. I, with the inherited diffidence of my distinguished Grandma, must say I could never do anything like so great. I suppose in the million eyes of the Empire I have already done a thing greater than this merry book; but, then, more fools the million eyes …’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 2 May 1917 and 9 May 1917

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cerisy-Gailly
county: Somme
specific address: 13th Casualty Clearing Station

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., 2nd Battalion Manchester 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:

Ian Hay

Title:

A Knight on Wheels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

32981

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:

457

Additional Comments:

Letter to Susan Owen, 10 May 1917, 13th Casualty Clearing Station, Cerisy-Gailly (Somme)

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 457, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32981, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

Possibly one of the books Owen borrowed from his old schoolmate (see ID 32980).

   
   
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