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Record 18793

Reading Experience:

'A slight work, but just about perfect. In fact I do not know how to find fault with it. ["Nocturne", 1917] . . . And I left off "Wuthering Heights" in order to read it, which was a fairly clear test. (Never read W.H. before. Very fine.) . . . Marguerite is now reading "Nocturne", confound her!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 5 Jul 1917
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: Frank Swinnerton
Title: Nocturne
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London 1917
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18793  
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: 35-6
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Frank Swinnerton, dated 5 July 1917, from The Reform Club

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 35-6,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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