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Record Number: 20058


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Forrest Reid, 19 June 1912: 'The day before yesterday I read The Ghost Ship by R. Middleton [...] I thought it very good, and it added to the other qualities I want in a supernatural story, the quality of good nature. The others in the same book did not look as interesting.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

17 Jun 1912

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Edward Morgan Forster

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Richard Barham Middleton

Title:

'The Ghost Ship'

Genre:

Fiction, Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Publication Details

In The Ghost Ship and Other Stories (published posthumously, 1912)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20058

Source:

Print

Author:

E. M. Forster

Editor:

Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank

Title:

Selected Letters of E. M. Forster

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

1

Page:

135

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

E. M. Forster, Mary Lago and P. N. Furbank (ed.), Selected Letters of E. M. Forster, (London, 1983), 1, p. 135, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20058, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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