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Record 12837

Reading Experience:

'For exercise I have just ridden over to Ken?s for your novel, though I am so busy I haven?t time to read it today. I have, however, snatched 20 minutes for the first two chapters. The first, to me, at first reading, is somewhat shadowy, but the second, my pippin, is positively masterly.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 2 May 1896
Country: England
Time: morning: Saturday
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: George Sturt
Title: A Year's Exile
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: Later published by Lane: 1898
Provenance: borrowed (other)
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 12837  
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: 44
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to George Sturt, [2 May 1896], 'Saty ming' 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. 44,, accessed: 04 March 2024

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