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Record 17401

Reading Experience:

'. . . I send you a book which I picked up as a bargain in the catalogue of a second-hand bookseller, You will see that under the headings of the different countries it gives on each double page a complete conspectus of all important events which happened during a given period. I consider it a work which is absolutely invaluable to the novelist who deals, however indirectly or briefly, with any past period, And I have used it constantly ever since I bought a copy of the original publication about twelve years ago.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1901 and 29 May 1913
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: unknown
Title: unknown
Genre: History, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17401  
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: 331
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Hugh Walpole, dated 29th May 1913, from Comarques [Thorpe-le-Soken]

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 331,, accessed: 23 February 2024

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