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Record 24851

Reading Experience:

Pardon a word of unsolicited criticism about your venture. I think the contents are pretty creditable, but I think that the material presentation leaves something to be desired. The page is not good, and the type is entirely without distinction. . . . Taken as a whole, the mere look of the review is extremely disappointing—even to the sinister colour of the cover.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 29 May 1923
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: Adelphi
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: June, 1923
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24851  
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: 190
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to John Middleton Murry, from 75, Cadogan Square, dated 29th May 1923

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 190,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Bennett writing about the first edition of Murry's new publication, 'Adelphi'.



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