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Record Number: 33869


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Fortunately books are fairly plentiful and I keep my own books (“Dombey & Son” and “Three Musketeers”) for the time when I am in a place which nobody has left any books. I have just got through J.M. Barrie’s “Sentimental Tommie”, and I am now dipping into “Sketches by Boz”. So the literature is up to a fairly high standard.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

3 Apr 1918

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

county: France
other location: Advanced Dressing Station on Western Front

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:

Arthur Morris

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Jan 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, 2/1 Wessex Field Ambulance

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Sketches by 'Boz'

Genre:

Classics, Fiction, short stories

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Left by other officers.


Source Information:

Record ID:

33869

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Letters by Arthur Harry Morris 1918-1920. All letters available online at mormedmat.blogspot.com

Additional Information:

Letter from Arthur Morris to his father Harry Morris. Dated April 3rd 1918. Written at Lone Farm Advanced Dressing Station (on the Western Front)

Citation:

Letters by Arthur Harry Morris 1918-1920. All letters available online at mormedmat.blogspot.com, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33869, accessed: 27 February 2020


Additional Comments:

I have only collected reading experiences which refer to a specific book or publication. All letters online at mormedmat.blogspot.com

   
   
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