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Record Number: 12188


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In another letter Arthur praises William Dean Howells's "A Modern Instance" as "a owerful novel - bare, blank, utterly unidealised realism, not by any means the ideal 'imaginative realism', but still, in its lower sphere, what mastery!"'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1883 and 28 Apr 1883

Country:

England

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:

Arthur Symons

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1865

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

preacher's son, later poet

Religion:

Wesleyan, later none

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Dean Howells

Title:

A Modern Instance

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12188

Source:

Print

Author:

Karl Beckson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Arthur Symons. A Life

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

20

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Karl Beckson, Arthur Symons. A Life (Oxford, 1987), p. 20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12188, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a 28th April letter to Osborne held at Princeton

   
   
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