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Record 24480

Reading Experience:

'It seems to me that I have to write to you in the same nagging strain as I do to Wells, In spite of my brotherly admonitions & my fatherly threats apropos of previous books there are at least as many grammatical slips in this one as in any. . . . Such, imperfectly, respectfully, & fragmentarily are my views about this history which you have so affectionately dedicated to the aged one. There are lots of questions I want to ask you about it. Will you dine Thursday 21st?'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 14 Oct 1920
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 Captives
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1920
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 24480  
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: 132-4
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Hugh Walpole, from 12B George Stree, dated 14-10-20

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 132-4,, accessed: 19 June 2024

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