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Record 13641

Reading Experience:

'Just now I am reading nightly in bed Boswell?s "Life of Johnson". I suppose you know it by heart. Without doubt it is the most agreeable & diverting thing in non-imaginative literature in English.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1902 and 10 Jul 1902
Country: England
Time: night
Place: city: Hockliffe
county: Beds
specific address: Trinity Hall Farm
location in dwelling: in bed
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/journalist/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: James Boswell
Title: Life of Johnson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13641  
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: 170
  Additional comments: Letter from Bennett to John Rickard, from Trinity Hall Farm, dated 10th July 1902

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 170,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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