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Record 12842

Reading Experience:

'Turgenev has forestalled you. & a bit to spare, in ?A Sportsman?s Sketches?, which you shall take home with you next time you come to London. These sketches are obviously records of things seen & heard by the author during his sporting tours, records devoid of literary artfulness, but chocked full of the art of observation, I know that you will be both delighted & edified by them, I read some of them a few years ago, & thought they were tame and lacked form. Now I know better.'
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: Ivan Sergevich Turgenev
Title: A Sportsman's Sketches
Genre: Fiction, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1852
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12842  
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: 55
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 55,, accessed: 18 July 2024

Additional comments:

Published in a translation by Constance Garnett in 1895.



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