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Record 13017

Reading Experience:

'I feel conscious of sin in regard to your manuscripts. With reference to An Unequal Yoke I knew that Young was bitten by it, & so asked him to supper & whiskey just in order to finish the matter up. Unfortunately some other men took it into their heads also to call that night & we couldn?t say a word together. . . . Touching Toddles: A Nuisance I have read this with great pleasure, & if Toddles is Claude, I want to know him instantly, forthwith, and immediately. . . . This book will sell all right: Constables; Hutchinsons; A.D. Innes? A. & C. Black ; J.M. Dent & Co; might be tried.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1897 and 16 May 1897
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: Mrs H. H. Penrose
Title: Chubby, A Nuisance, A Study of Child-life
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: 1902.
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 13017  
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: 86
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to Mrs H.H. Penrose, dated 16 May 97, 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. 86,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

editor's note: Mrs H. H. Penrose (May Elizabeth Penrose, b. 1860) novelist and historian, was an intimate friend of Bennett's. She was an occasional contributor to Woman.. . 'Toddles' became 'Chubby: A Nuisance, A Study of Child-life . . .



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