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Record 12840

Reading Experience:

'He said, handing me a document, ?Here is the report on your novel.? I read it. It was very laudatory on all counts, & quite free from fault finding except as to one trifling & quite inessential point. There was a rider that in John Buchan?s opinion it would not be popular. Lane said, I will publish your novel.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 19 May 1896 and 29 May 1896
Country: England
Time: daytime
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: John Buchan
Title: Reader's report on an [unspecified] novel by Bennett
Genre: publisher's reader's report
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 12840  
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: 53
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to George Sturt, 29 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. 53,, accessed: 09 June 2023

Additional comments:



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