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Record Number: 33024


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I arrived half-dead at La Neuville, and slept there for twelve hours or more. The next day we went to Braches, and then on foot to Rouvrel. About there, the country was unscathed by war, and very beautiful. On a bank by the roadside, I took Walden out of my pocket, where it had been forgotten since the morning of the 21st, and there began to read it. At Rouvrel the rest of the Battalion rejoined us the next day.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

27 Mar 1918

Country:

France

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Rouvrel

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:

Herbert Edward Read

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Captain, Yorkshire Regiment

Religion:

n/a

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:

Henry David Thoreau

Title:

Walden

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33024

Source:

Print

Author:

Herbert Read

Editor:

n/a

Title:

In Retreat

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1925

Vol:

n/a

Page:

45-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Herbert Read, In Retreat, (London, 1925), p. 45-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33024, accessed: 20 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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