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Record Number: 30949


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been reading on board the life of Pasteur, provided by Sylvia. It would interest you both, especially you, for now that I come to think of it wriggling germs are not exactly Mother's taste. Still it's a wonderful book. I have still 4 novels left — I loved the "King who went on Strike".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 2 Oct 1925 and 5 Oct 1925

Country:

at sea (Eastern Mediterranean)

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on board ship of Lloyd Triestino line between Trieste and Alexandria

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:

Linguist, traveller, archaeologist, intelligence officer and Middle East political advisor

Religion:

originally Christian (Anglican) by now declared atheist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

at sea (Eastern Mediterranean)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

René Vallery-Radot

Title:

La Vie de Pasteur

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published Paris: Hachette, 1900

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from travelling companion Sylvia Henley


Source Information:

Record ID:

30949

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Gertude Bell Archive, Newcastle University http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/

Additional Information:

Letter from Gertrude Bell to Hugh Bell, 5 October 1925 http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/letter_details.php?letter_id=846

Citation:

Gertude Bell Archive, Newcastle University http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30949, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

As this work had been by then translated into English it is not clear whether it was being read in English or French.

   
   
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