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Record Number: 13036


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Of Dickens, dear friend, I know nothing. About a year ago, from idle curiosity, I picked up The Old Curiosity Shop, & of all the rotten vulgar un-literary writing. . .! Worse than George Eliot?s. If a novelist can?t write where is the beggar?'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1897 and 6 Feb 1898

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Old Curiosity Shop

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1841

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13036

Source:

Print

Author:

Arnold Bennett

Editor:

James Hepburn

Title:

Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

II

Page:

104

Additional Comments:

Letter from AB to George Sturt, dated 6 Feby 98, from 6 Victoria Grove.

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13036, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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