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Record 26144

Reading Experience:

I have just written an introduction to a posthumous work of George Sturt’s (who generally wrote under the name of George Bourne—very good. I mean really). In order to write it I read through all the letters I received from him in the course of about 28 years.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 1 Sep 1927
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: George Sturt
Title: A Small Boy in the Sixties
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1927
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26144  
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: 287
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to T.S. Eliot, [from Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonard's on Sea], dated 1.9.27

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 287,, accessed: 27 February 2024

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