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Record 13022

Reading Experience:

'I am quite sure there is an aspect of these industrial districts which is really grandiose, full of dark splendours, & which has been absolutely missed by all novelists up to date. Tirebuck in 'Miss Grace of All Souls' was too much interested in his individual characters to note synthetically the general aspect, & Nevinson in 'Valley of Tophet' also let it escape him...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1895 and 10 Oct 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: William Edwards Tirebuck
Title: Miss Grace of All Souls
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1895
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13022  
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: 90
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to H.G. Wells, dated 10 Oct 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. 90,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:

editor's note: 'Both books concerned life in coal mining districts.'



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