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Record 12816

Reading Experience:

'You might, if you care, read my criticism of Hardy?s new novel in Wednesday next?s Woman ?though it contains little actual criticism, I imagine it to give a sort of impression of the book.'
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/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: Thomas Hardy
Title: Jude the Obscure
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1895, 'Works' and 1894-5 in Harper's New Monthly Magazine
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12816  
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: 28
  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. 28,, accessed: 09 June 2023

Additional comments:

editor's note: 'In his review of 'Jude the Obscure' he saw something of a falling off from the best of Hardy's earlier work.'



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