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Record 26081

Reading Experience:

I have now read 'Mr Moffat'. If the author is very young I regard it as a pretty sound book. Fundamentally true throughout, with a good plot well constructed and improving as it goes on. . . . As for the alleged originality of technique, I cannot honestly agree that there is any. James Joyce has already done the ‘running accompaniment of thought’ business far more elaborately, realistically, and brilliantly than Mr. Cobb. And Joyce is already responsible for a school.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 20 Jan 1926
Country: n/a
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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Chester Francis Cobb
Title: Mr Moffat
Genre: Fiction, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1925
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26081  
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: 259
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Stanley Unwin, from [Hotel de Russie], Rome, dated 20-1-26.

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 259,, accessed: 02 June 2023

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