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Record Number: 32996


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘A cheap dinner and so to King’s Cross an hour early to get a Corner Seat … I read some Israel Zangwill as far as the Midlands. Then … slept. I woke up as we were rounding the Coast by Dunbar. I saw nothing waiting to meet me at Waverley Station, so I went into the Hotel and breakfasted hugely.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

25 Jun 1917

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

other location: in train heading north from Kings Cross to Edinburgh

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Israel Zangwill

Title:

unspecified

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32996

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:

471

Additional Comments:

Letter to unidentified recipient (?Susan Owen), 26 June, Edinburgh, the day after the reading experience.

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 471, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32996, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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