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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
1900-1945‘Have you read "Harry Richmond" lately? I like the first part of the book immensely, but skipped afterwards—copiously and vigorously. On the whole, "Evan Harrington" ...Ivor Bertie Gurney Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945‘Of all the written words of Man that help one submit to Destiny I know nothing more persuasive than that part of "War and Peace" which tells of Pierre’s captivity an...Ivor Bertie Gurney Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945‘I think we are quite near [departure for] the front—the fighting line, but at least I have control enough of my mind to think very little of this. The only thought t...Ivor Bertie Gurney Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945Henry James to Hugh Walpole, 21 August 1913: 'I have been reading over Tolstoi's interminable "Peace and War" [sic] and am struck by the fact that I now protest as much a...Henry James Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945Henry James to Hugh Walpole, 14 October 1913: 'I have just been re-reading over Tolstoi'.Henry James Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1800-1849'[in 1811] Reginald Heber reads and praises "War and Peace".'Reginald Heber Felicia Dorothea BrowneWar and Peace -- A Poem. Written at the age of Fi...Unknown
1900-1945'I sat in a seat in the square, my neighbours were mainly old men wrapped in dowdy overcoats and growling spasmodically to each other. I continued to read "War and Peace"...Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945Thursday 22 March 1940: 'I read Tolstoy at Breakfast -- Goldenweiser, that I translated with Kot in 1923 & have almost forgotten. Always the same reality -- like touching...Virginia Stephen Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945'I had hoped to have a clear head here - to get on with German, Italian, etc. and to read some history. But I have been so heavy and tired all the time that I can only ma...Antonia White Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1850-1899'Long long evening — the children played Corelli's sonatas, I read "Guerre et Paix", felt dreadfully depressed.'Gertrude Bell Leo TolstoyWar and Peace Print: Book



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