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Record 12959

Reading Experience:

"I am now myself in cap III of 'Sentimental Tommy'. So far, it strikes me, as it struck me before in 'Scribner', as a little too merely facetious, Seems as if the beggar didn?t know when he was being humorous & when merely funny ? la Jerome. Having instinctive doubts of the book, I shouldn?t have started it only for Miss Symonds? urgent recommendation."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 15 Dec 1896
Country: England
Time: n/a
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/editor/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: J.M. Barrie
Title: Sentimental Tommy
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: 1896
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12959  
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: 72
  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. 72,, accessed: 13 July 2024

Additional comments:

Miss Symonds is Emily Morse Symonds.



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