By Shafquat Towheed, Edmund King
Starting from squaddies examining newspapers on the entrance to authors' responses to the conflict, this booklet sheds new gentle at the studying behavior and personal tastes of fellows and girls, fighters and civilians, throughout the First international conflict. this is often the 1st examine of the clash from the point of view of readers.
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21 Max Adeler, the pseudonym of Charles Heber Clark (1841–1915), was the author of such fantasy short story collections and novels as Transformations (1883), Elbow Room: A Novel without a Plot, ﬁrst published in 1876 with numerous reprints in the 1880s, and The Quakeress (1905). Later Harris is found by another young ofﬁcer, Vivian Drummond, to be ‘sitting on the ﬁre-step with his back to the wall of the trench, smoking his pipe and reading from a small pocket edition’, which turns out to be Scott’s Lady of the Lake.
78. 51. John M. McEwen, ‘The National Press during the First World War: Ownership and Circulation’, Journal of Contemporary History, 17:3 (1982), 459–86 (p. 481). 52. Finkelstein, p. 91. 24 Introduction 53. Benjamin Ziemann, War Experiences in Rural Germany, 1914–1923, trans. by Alex Skinner (Oxford: Berg, 2007), p. 151. 54. John Pegum, ‘British Army Trench Journals and a Geography of Identity’, in Publishing in the First World War, r ed. by Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), pp.
In afternoon sat in smoke room, read papers, etc. Wrote Diary in my cabin, cleaned boots & leggings & had a wash. Tea 4 1/2. Then read novel ‘The King’s Spy’ [Beth Ellis] & listened to gramophone & dozed. January 24th, Monday. Spent morning in tent reading Cassell’s Magazine of Fiction, writing diary, etc. 19 August 1917. Have started reading a little novel ‘His Love Story’ by Marie Van der Vorst – a charming story of a French ofﬁcer and his Irish terrier. 45 40 Reading the Romance Novel in the Great War While serving as a YMCA volunteer near Arras in December 1917, author E.
Reading and the First World War: Readers, Texts, Archives by Shafquat Towheed, Edmund King