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Record 23863

Reading Experience:

'I should have read S.& H. ["Shops and Houses"] earlier, despite J. & P. , but I couldn’t get the book off Marguerite. Conjugal unpleasantness became so acute on the point that I was obliged to buy a second copy. I think this book shows marked development on the part of the author. There are about 150 pp. as good as the very best few pages of On the Staircase, & some much better.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 21 Oct 1918
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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: Shops and Houses
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: October,1918
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23863  
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: 74
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Frank Swinnerton,from 80, Piccadilly, dated 21-10-18

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 74,, accessed: 13 April 2024

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