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Record 18703

Reading Experience:

'And I have read Dreiser?s "The Financier", which I could never get hold of till the other day. This book, despite its dreadful slovenliness in details of phrase, is an extremely remarkable affair indeed. It gave me intense pleasure. This is praise. I wish I knew Dreiser intimately. Wells?s new novel is very fine.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 4 Dec 1916
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Thorpe-le-Soken
county: Essex
specific address: Comarques
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: Theodore Dreiser
Title: The Financier
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1916
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18703  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: III
  Page: 22
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Mrs Herzog, dated 4th Dec 1916, from Comarques.

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 22,, accessed: 09 June 2023

Additional comments:



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