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Record 15365

Reading Experience:

'In reply to Mr. Archer?s letter, the authors? procedure, as regards the year 1860, was this. They practically read through the whole of Punch for that year, and chose a number of conversational phrases from its dialogues. They were much struck by the prevalence in 1850 of phrases which they had imagined to be quite modern.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 7 Mar 1912
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Punch
Genre: Essays / Criticism, satire
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1860
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15365  
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: 305
  Additional comments: In a letter from Bennett to the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, dated 7 March [1912].

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 305,, accessed: 09 June 2023

Additional comments:

Refers to the play 'Milestones' written with E. Knoblock



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