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Record Number: 33681


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Today has been uneventful and we go into new trenches at 9.30 tonight. It is one mass of mud here now but will soon dry up with the sun. We shall be six days in the new trenches, and then probably straight back to billets ... Monypenny showed us where we were going tonight and what we should have to do there—then nothing more till tonight—just drowse and curse at the wet and the flies and read "Michael Strogoff"—also listen to the Germans shelling buildings on our right and left and wondering for how long he is going to leave us alone.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

10 Jun 1915

Country:

Belgium

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Ypres

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:

Arthur Oscar Hornung

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Mar 1895

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Second Lieutenant, Essex Regiment

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Belgium

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jules Verne

Title:

Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33681

Source:

Print

Author:

Arthur Oscar Hornung

Editor:

E. W. Hornung

Title:

'Trusty and Well Beloved': The Little Record of Arthur Oscar Hornung

Place of Publication:

Colchester

Date of Publication:

1915

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

letter to parents, 10 June 1915

Citation:

Arthur Oscar Hornung, E. W. Hornung (ed.), 'Trusty and Well Beloved': The Little Record of Arthur Oscar Hornung, (Colchester, 1915), p. 27, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33681, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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