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Record 13010

Reading Experience:

'I wait only for one little incident to shape itself and then I can march on up to, & right through, my great revival scene in the Wesleyan Methodist chapel, which is to beat Harold Frederic in his own chosen field.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1896 and 31 Jan 1897
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/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: Harold Frederic
Title: Illumination, or, The damnation of Theron Ware
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: 1896
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13010  
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: 75
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to George Sturt, dated 31 Jan. 97, from 6 Victoria Grove, London

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 75,, accessed: 09 June 2023

Additional comments:

editor's note: Harold Frederic (1856-98) had recently published his most famous novel, Illumination (The Damnation of Theron Ware) , whose hero is a young Methodist preacher who lapses into sin. One of the most vivid scenes is of a Methodist revival.



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