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Record 13045

Reading Experience:

'Have you read Housman?s poems A Shropshire Lad? They are only immortal, that?s all. I take them as a tonic.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 17 Dec 1899
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: A. E. Housman
Title: A Shropshire Lad
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1896
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 13045  
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: 128
  Additional comments: Letter from AB to Thomas Lloyd Humberstone, dated 17 Dec 99, from 9, Fulham Park Gardens

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 128,, accessed: 09 June 2023

Additional comments:



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