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Record Number: 30852


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Finished the "Birth Stories" and began "La Mort des D....." which seems excellent.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

30 Nov 1902

Country:

at sea (Mediterranean)

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: on deck on board the 'China' between Sicily and Greece

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:

Gertrude Bell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Jul 1868

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Oxford graduate, language student,traveller, yet to take up formal occupations as archaeologist and later, political advisor

Religion:

originally Christian (Anglican) by now declared atheist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

at sea (Mediterranean)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Dmitry Sergyeevich Merezhkovsky

Title:

?La Mort des Dieux: Le roman de Julien l'Apostat

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

trans. from Russian to French by Jacques Sorrèze, 1900

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30852

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Gertrude Bell Archive Newcastle University Library http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk

Additional Information:

Diary entry 30 November 1902 http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/diary_details.php?diary_id=227

Citation:

Gertrude Bell Archive Newcastle University Library http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30852, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The identity of the book referred to is uncertain, since the diary transription is incomplete but "La Mort des Dieux", which had recently appeared in translation from the Russian, seems the likeliest fit

   
   
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