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Record 12548

Reading Experience:

'But happening to mention one day to my Editor that I thought "Occult" stories would go down well just now, & that I had a lot of material for them in hand I was a little surprised to see him jump at the suggestion, & offer to buy the serial rights of eight stories at once. So, deeming eight stories sold in advance to be better than a novel perhaps on my hands, I have shelved the latter for a time, & am to be seen daily reading a vast tome "Myst?res des Sciences Occultes". I tremble to consider the bad art which will be compressed into those stories!'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Oct 1894 and 24 Oct 1894
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
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: 'Par Un Initie'
Title: Mysteres des Sciences Occultes
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology, Astrology / alchemy / occult, 'Chiromancie, Graphologie, Divination Naturelle er Artificielle. Alchimie ...
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Paris: 1894
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12548  
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: 12-13
  Additional comments: Letter to George Sturt dated 28 Oct [18]94 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. 12-13,, accessed: 24 June 2024

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