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Record 25858

Reading Experience:

I have now read 'Tunnel Trench'. The copy which you kindly gave me got lost—I don’t know how, but I obtained another one. . . . Of course the play is not ‘nice’ reading, and of course we who never went to the front in a fighting capacity hate to be reminded by those who did so go that there ever was a war. But all that does not matter. My criticism of the play, or of myself, would be that I cannot quite find the central moral idea upon which it is based.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun and 31 Jul 1924
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: Hubert Griffith
Title: Tunnel Trench
Genre: Drama, Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1924
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 25858  
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: 223
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Hubert Griffith, [from 75 Cadogan Square], dated 31st July 1924

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 223,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:



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