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Record 14704

Reading Experience:

'I made the mistake of reading your Shakespeare play before your Shakespeare criticism. So I had to read the play again. I cannot expertly criticize the critical book because I don?t know enough. . . . What of Coleridge I have ever had the patience to read is not to be compared to it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 13 Dec 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 Man Shakespeare
Genre: Biography, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: published later in 1909
Provenance: unknown
sent to Bennett by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 14704  
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: 239
  Additional comments: In a letter from Bennett to Frank Harris, dated 30 Nov 1908 from Villa des N?fliers

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 239,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

editor's note: (p.242) 'Harris's play was "Shakespeare and His Love", which was published in 1910; his book was "The Man Shakespeare", published 1909.'



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