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Record Number: 30860


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Jolted back to Nyaungu and got in soon after tea. Had tea, read and finished La Mort des Dieux and wrote to Uncle George.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 Feb 1903

Country:

Burma

Time

evening

Place:

city: Nyaungu

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:

Burma

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
owned or borrowed, text started 3 months earlier while in Mediterranean on same journey


Source Information:

Record ID:

30860

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

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

Additional Information:

Diary entry 28 February 1903 http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/diary_details.php?diary_id=326

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=30860, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See also earlier reference, record ID 30852, when the identity of this book was uncertain.

   
   
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