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Record 17288

Reading Experience:

'. . . when I recall the quiet domestic scenes behind the shop in 'The Secret Agent' here is rather the sort of thing I reckon to handle myself?but I respectfully retire from the comparison. What I chiefly like in your books of 'Reminiscences' is the increasing sardonic quality of them?the rich veins of dark and glittering satire and sarcasm. There was a lot of it, too, in the latter half of 'Under Western Eyes'. I must tell you that I think the close of ?The Secret Sharer? about as fine as anything you?ve ever done. Overwhelmingly strong and beautiful.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 22 Nov 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:

Author: Joseph Conrad
Title: Under Western Eyes
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17288  
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: 321
  Additional comments: Letter from Arnold Bennett to Joseph Conrad, dated 22nd November 1912 from 14 St. Simon's Avenue

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 321,, accessed: 02 June 2023

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