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Record Number: 33040


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I have started to read again, having read nothing all the closing months of last year. I have discovered a man called D. H. Lawrence who knows the way to write, and I still stick to Hardy: to whom I never managed to convert you We talk of going out in March. I am positively looking forward to that event, not in the brave British drummer-boy spirit, of course, but as a relief from this boredom We dont seem to be winning, do we? It looks like an affair of years.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 14 Nov 1914 and 25 Jan 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cheriton
county: Kent
specific address: Shorncliffe Camp

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:

Charles Hamilton Sorley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 May 1895

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Second Lieutenant, 7th Suffolk Regiment

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

David Herbert Lawrence

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33040

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Hamilton Sorley

Editor:

Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Title:

The Collected Letters of Charles Hamilton Sorley

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

212

Additional Comments:

Letter to A. E. Hutchinson, Shorncliffe 25 January 1915

Citation:

Charles Hamilton Sorley, Jean Moorcroft Wilson (ed.), The Collected Letters of Charles Hamilton Sorley, (London, 1990), p. 212, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33040, accessed: 19 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Works by Lawrence available by January 1915 were "The White Peacock"(1911), "The Trespasser"(1912) "Sons and Lovers"(1913), "The Prussian Officer and Other Stories" (1914) as well as poetry "Love Poems and others"(1913), and two plays. The evidence tends to imply novels or short stories rather than poetry or plays.

   
   
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