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Record Number: 33014


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘Please send Gillette blades, and obtain a reserve of 12! Have just read a wonderful book by R. H. Benson: "Where no Fear Was", a collection of spiritual Essays. Why not order it for Mary’s [sister] birthday from me?’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 7 May 1918 and 10 May 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ripon
county: Yorkshire
specific address: Officers Command Depot 32 Lines

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:

A. C. Benson

Title:

Where No Fear Was: A Book about Fear

Genre:

Other religious, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33014

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:

551

Additional Comments:

Letter to Susan Owen, 10 May 1918, Ripon

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 551, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33014, accessed: 21 November 2019


Additional Comments:

Owen misrecorded the author's name. The book is by one of R. H. Benson's brothers, Arthur Christopher Benson.

   
   
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