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Record 12839

Reading Experience:

'Well, Sir, I have read your novel, & I am ready to bet a guinea to a gooseberry that, if read by Street, it will not be refused by John Lane for reasons artistic. ? It is one of the most genuinely original novels that I have ever read; I don?t mean original in design, but in the outlook of the author.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 4 May 1896
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: George Sturt
Title: A Year's Exile
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: later published by Lane: 1898
Provenance: borrowed (other)
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 12839  
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, 4 May 96 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 October 2023

Additional comments:



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