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Record Number: 20440


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

E. M. Forster to Malcolm Darling, 6 November 1914: 'I am not a Pro-German [...] I have read the White Paper, and Cramb, and some Bernhardi, and I am sure we could not have kept out of this war.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1914 and 6 Nov 1914

Country:

England

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

General Friedrich Adam Julius von Bernhardi

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20440

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:

213

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. 213, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20440, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Bernhardi's works included: On War of Today (1912-13); Britain as Germany's Vassal, and Germany and the Next War (1914); see p.215 n.1 in source.

   
   
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