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Record 26264

Reading Experience:

'I told Forster that I was prepared to stand absolutely for both the merits and the decency of the book.' [The Well of Loneliness]
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 28 Aug 1928
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: Radclyffe Hall
Title: The Well of Loneliness
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: July 1928
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26264  
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: 308
  Additional comments: In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Radclyffe Hall [from 75 Cadogan Square], dated 28th August, 1928

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 308,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

The book was the subject of a police prosecution.



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