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Record 6974

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Conrad?s book, though of course very distinguished, is not as good as his last.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1907 and 14 Sep 1907
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Arnold Bennett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 May 1867
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer/editor/reviewer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Joseph Conrad
Title: Secret Agent, The
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1907
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6974  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol I: Letters to J.B. Pinker
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1966
  Vol: 1
  Page: 95
  Additional comments: In a letter to J.B. Pinker from Les Sablons, 14 Sept 1907.

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol I: Letters to J.B. Pinker (London: Oxford University Press, 1966), 1, p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6974, accessed: 22 October 2019

Additional comments:

editor's note: Bennett was comparing it with Nostromo rather than with The Mirror of the Sea of the previous year.

 

 

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