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Record 14698

Reading Experience:

'Orage has sent me your communication as to Frank Harris. Naturally I was the reviewer. Harris was much moved by the review, & came down to see me. He is certainly one of the most extraordinary men I ever met.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 5 Nov 1908
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Villa des N?fliers
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Frank Harris
Title: The Bomb
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: John Long,1908
Provenance: unknown
sent to him for review


Source Information:

Record ID: 14698  
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: 229
  Additional comments: In a letter from Bennett to H.G. Wells, dated 18 Nov. 1908 from Villa des Nefliers

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 229,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:

editor's note: (p.228) 'The Bomb' . . . was described by Bennett in a review in the New Age on 5 November as 'a book very courageous, impulsively generous, and of shining distinction'.



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