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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1850-1899'Absorbed as always in books, Willie read seriously in both French and German literature. His favourites in French were the "Maximes" of La Rochefoucauld, "La Princesse d...Somerset Maugham Guy de Maupassant[tales: short stories]Print: Book
1900-1945'Maupassant never meant as much to her as Flaubert, or as Proust. She was reading collections of Maupassant's stories in mid-winter at Bowen's Court when she wrote to Vir...Elizabeth Bowen Guy de Maupassant'Yvette' [and other short stories]Print: Book
1900-1945'I've lazed-- though I must say I did look through all the stories. It was the first look and I have done no actual underlining.'Joseph Conrad Guy de Maupassant[Stories] Manuscript: Unknown
1900-1945Referring to Elsie Hueffer's translation of Maupassant: 'I've "suggested" on the proof numbered 2 everything that occurred to me as improvement. Your work and your corre...Joseph Conrad Guy de Maupassant Stories from de Maupassant [English title] Manuscript: Proofs
1900-1945'The other day I took up "Yvette". How well she [Ada Galsworthy] has done it all!' Joseph Conrad Guy de MaupassantYvette and Other StoriesPrint: Book

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