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Record 12808

Reading Experience:

'I have just read Marie Corelli?s new book?my first of hers. I can now understand both her popularity & the critics? contempt.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Oct 1895 and 29 Oct 1895
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/journalist/reviewer
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: Marie Corelli
Title: Sorrows of Satan
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: October, 1895
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12808  
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: 24
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to George Sturt, dated 29 Oct 95, 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. 24,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:

editor's note: "Marie Corelli (1855-1924) published one of her most successful novels, 'Sorrows of Satan' in October 1895." Presumably, this was the novel Bennett was reading.



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