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Record 14571

Reading Experience:

'I am disposed to agree with your own estimate of "Scepticism of the Instrument". I don?t, however, think that your third indictment of the instrument is quite new.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Sep 1904 and 27 Sep 1904
Country: unknown
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/journalist/reviewer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: H. G. Wells
Title: Scepticism of the Instrument
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text:
Publication details: a paper Wells read to the Oxford Pholosophical Society. He published is as an appendix to A Modern Utopia (editor's note)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14571  
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: 193
  Additional comments: In a letter from Bennet to H.G. and Jane Wells, dated 27 Sept, 1904, from 4 rue de Calais.

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 193,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

presumably Bennet read this in manuscript from the author.



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