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Record 18776

Reading Experience:

'Have you read Frank Harris?s privately published Life & Confessions of Oscar Wilde? It is a strange & powerful book, written by a man who is a curious mixture of impulses noble and ignoble. I am just finishing it. The best things I have read for ages are the Chekhov short stories in the new complete edition (2 vols out) published here by Chatto & Windus, translated by the eternal Constance Garnett. These stories are unmatched.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 4 Feb 1917
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: Frank Harris
Title: Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions
Genre: Biography, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18776  
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: 25
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Elsie Herzog dated 4th February 1917, from Comarques, Thorpe-le-Soken.

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 25,, accessed: 23 June 2024

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