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Record 12810

Reading Experience:

'. . . have you got Roget?s Thesaurus of English words and phrases? It is the most wonderful machine for getting at words that you know but can?t think of at the moment, that I have encountered. . . I bought it about a year ago, & wonder how I ever did without it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Nov 1894 and 11 Nov 1895
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 6 Victoria Grove
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: Dr Peter Mark Roget
Title: Thesaurus
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first published 1852. revised by John Lewis Roget from 1879
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12810  
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: 27-8
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to George Sturt, dated 11 Nov 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. 27-8,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:



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