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Record 19210

Reading Experience:

'I don’t think I have concealed from you my opinion that "Fortitude" and "The Duchess" [The Duchess of Wrexe] are not on a level with the other three. [Mr Perrin and Mr Traill (1911), The Dark Forest (1916) and The Green Mirror (1918)]. But this unlevelness does not worry me in the least. It is constantly found in the greatest novelists, and is natural & inevitable.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 22 Dec 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: Hugh Walpole
Title: The Duchess of Wrexe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1914
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19210  
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: 51
  Additional comments: In a letter to Hugh Walpole dated 23-2-18 from 80, Piccadilly

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 51,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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