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Record Number: 5506


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I?m reading "Of Human Bondage" of Somerset Maugham & it?s terribly good ? some wonderful school stuff, & of course the whole thing, in his subtle way, is quite itching with queerness. Perhaps I?ll send you a copy to Chicago to read in bed.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

America

Time

n/a

Place:

city: New York

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:

Peter Pears

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jun 1910

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Singer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

America

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Somerset Maughan

Title:

Of Human Bondage

Genre:

Fiction, Autobiog / Diary, Autobiography disguised as fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5506

Source:

Print

Author:

Benjamin Britten

Editor:

Donald Mitchell

Title:

Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

2 (1939-45)

Page:

758-9

Additional Comments:

Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editor: Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed Letter 237 9 January 1940

Citation:

Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten, (London, 1998), 2 (1939-45), p. 758-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5506, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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