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Record 14699

Reading Experience:

'I wish I hadn?t read the first part of 'Tono-Bungay' so often. I shall have to read it yet again in order to get the hang of the last part.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 23 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: H.G. Wells
Title: Tono Bungay
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book, proofs of novel
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
sent to him


Source Information:

Record ID: 14699  
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: 232
  Additional comments: In a letter from Bennett to H.G. Wells, dated 23 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. 232,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:

editor's note: (p.232) 'Tono Bungay' began appearing in the English Review in December 1908, and Bennett apparently had read proofs of the first part.



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