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Record 23884

Reading Experience:

'I return "The Moon and Sixpence" and your criticism. I agree with your criticism but I do not think that you have laid sufficient [? stress] on the positive qualities of the book. Any how, I read it with interest, and I think the Tahiti chapters are really very good. Also the man has a sardonic crude humour which pleaseth me.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 16 Jun 1919
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: W. Somerset Maugham
Title: The Moon and Sixpence
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: April 1919
Provenance: borrowed (other)
from Frank Swinnerton


Source Information:

Record ID: 23884  
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: 99
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Hugh Walpole,from Comarques, dated June 16th 1919

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 99,, accessed: 22 September 2023

Additional comments:



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