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Record 25970

Reading Experience:

I do not know sufficient about Villiers de l’Isle Adam to advise you. His best known book is 'L’Eve Future'. I have read half of it twice, but could never get to the end of it. 'Axel' (play) is another famous book of his but I have not read it. His short stories are very renowned indeed. 'Contes Cruels' and 'Nouveaux Contes Cruels'. I have read all these. I should say that they were pretty wonderful fifty or sixty years ago , but what they would look like in a translation I cannot predict.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 3 Jul 1925
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: Philippe-August Villiers de L'Isle Adam
Title: Contes Cruels
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25970  
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: 244
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Frank Swinnerton, from 75 Cadogan Square, dated 3rd July 1925

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 244,, accessed: 24 June 2024

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