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

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Ethel Voynich


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Ethel Voynich : The Gadfly

' ... when ... [Amy Barlow's] brother-in-law caught her sniffing over ... [Ethel Voynich, "The Gadfly" (1897)], he began to weep in [mock] sympathy.'

Century: 1850-1899 / 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Amy Barlow      Print: Book


E.(Ethel) L.(Lilian) Voynich : The Gadfly

'What do you think of the "Gadfly"? I wrote what I thought to P. [presumably Sydney Pawling of Heinemann] who rejoined gallantly. But it comes to this, if his point of view is accepted, that having suffered is sufficient excuse for the production of rubbish.[...] I don't remember ever reading a book I disliked so much.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Book


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