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Record 12295

Reading Experience:

'. . . I have just finished Guy de Maupassant?s Bel Ami. One of the most obviously truthful, British-matron-shocking, disgusting, attractive, overwhelmingly-powerful novels I have ever read. It would be a good antidote to Le Jardin de Berenice. Would you like it?'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1893 and 24 May 1893
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: lawyer's clerk
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Guy de Maupassant
Title: Bel-Ami
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12295  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: II
  Page: 7-8
  Additional comments: Letter from Bennett to George Sturt from 6 Victoria Grove, Chelsea, London dated 24.v.93

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 7-8,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:



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