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Record Number: 17401


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'. . . I send you a book which I picked up as a bargain in the catalogue of a second-hand bookseller, You will see that under the headings of the different countries it gives on each double page a complete conspectus of all important events which happened during a given period. I consider it a work which is absolutely invaluable to the novelist who deals, however indirectly or briefly, with any past period, And I have used it constantly ever since I bought a copy of the original publication about twelve years ago.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1901 and 29 May 1913

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:

Arnold Bennett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 May 1867

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer/journalist/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:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

History, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17401

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:

331

Additional Comments:

In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Hugh Walpole, dated 29th May 1913, from Comarques [Thorpe-le-Soken]

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 331, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17401, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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