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Record 14804

Reading Experience:

'I have also been making a study of "The Country House". You are one of the most cruel writers that ever wrote English. This statement I will die for. I don't know what made me read the book again . . . I need not inform you that I tinglingly admire your stuff and it enormously "intrigues" me. But I do seriously object to your attitude towards your leading characters.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 5 Sep 1909
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: John Galsworthy
Title: The Country House
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14804  
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: 255
  Additional comments: In a letter from Bennett to John Galsworthy, dated 5 September 1909 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. 255,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:



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