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Record Number: 33025


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Here one is amazingly comfortable: a beautiful house lent by two young bachelors, Finch-Hatton and Pixley: lovely Japanese hangings and enamel ware, Persian carpets, and books such incongruous books: a lot of Wilde and Beardsley, think of choice bound editions of Sebastian Melmoth and Dorian Grey after four months of hard campaigning. A piano and pianola, a tropical garden full of roses.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

18 Aug 1916

Country:

Kenya

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Nairobi
specific address: Lady Colville's Nursing Home

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:

Francis Brett Young

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Jun 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Kenya

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oscar Wilde

Title:

The Picture of Dorian Grey

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33025

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Jacques Leclaire

Title:

Tanga Letters to Jessie: Written by Francis Brett Young to His Wife from German East Africa, 1916-1917

Place of Publication:

Halesowen

Date of Publication:

2005

Vol:

n/a

Page:

72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacques Leclaire (ed.), Tanga Letters to Jessie: Written by Francis Brett Young to His Wife from German East Africa, 1916-1917, (Halesowen, 2005), p. 72, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33025, accessed: 17 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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