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Record Number: 24144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Byron was a great genius. 'Don' Juan is a terrific work. But there is scarcely a page of it which does not show that an artistic conscience was not Byron’s strong point. . . . Not long since I re-read 'Quentin Durward'. What a book of hasty expedients, adroit evasions of difficulties, and artistic ‘slimness’.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 22 Mar 1920

Country:

unknown

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir Walter Scott

Title:

Quentin Durward

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24144

Source:

Print

Author:

Arnold Bennett

Editor:

James Hepburn

Title:

Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

III

Page:

125

Additional Comments:

In a letter from Arnold Bennett to the editor of the 'Nation' from 12B George Street, dated March 22nd 1920

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24144, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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