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Record 24495

Reading Experience:

Your novel ['The Young Enchanted'] shows once more your most genuine and even devilish gift for narrative. By God you can tell a story! Also the first half of the book is full of charming things, excellent bits of observation and fancy, new gleams of light on the world, But, also by God, I will not hide from you my conviction that the book does not improve as it goes on . . . . The mere details of writing I think are better than in 'The Captives'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 22 Nov 1921
Country: UK
Time: n/a
Place: 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: UK
Country of experience: UK
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hugh Walpole
Title: The Young Enchanted
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1921
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24495  
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: 150
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Hugh Walpole, from 12B George Street, dated 22-11-21

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 150,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:



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