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Record 23927

Reading Experience:

'I have now perused the L.M.I. & will inflict my views on you. It is on the whole what I should call a "sound" number – good, considering that it is a first number. . . . Nichols’s story is fair . . . I assume that the insertion of the Gosse article was chiefly politic. It does not seem to me to possess any positive merit. The Lynd & the Stobart are both A1 Alice leaves me cold. I think you did a lot of the poetry reviews, & I expect they are quite all right . . . Thibaudet is really excellent, much better than I thought he would be.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 6 Nov 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:

Title: London Mercury
Genre: Fiction, Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: November 1919
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23927  
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: II3
  Page: 113
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to J.C. Squire,from 12B George Street, dated 6-11-19

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), II3, p. 113,, accessed: 17 April 2024

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