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Record Number: 8702


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In these last years in the Five Towns, before he left for London, Bennet claims to have done little reading, apart from work for his law examinations; though he admits to Ouida and Vizetelly's translation of Zola.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

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 / editor

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:

Emile Zola

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Vizetelli's translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8702

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Drabble

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Arnold Bennett

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8702, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Drabble cites 'The Truth about an author' as evidence.

   
   
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