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Record 3753

Reading Experience:

'In Switzerland in 1908 Arnold Bennett met in his hotel an Anglo-Indian army major ... Bennett thought of engaging his opinions about Indian government reform until he noticed the book which the major was reading. It was Corelli's Holy Orders (1908), whereupon, Bennett recorded, "I then gave up hope".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 1908
Country: Switzerland
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Army Major
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Anglo-Indian army officer


Text Being Read:

Author: Marie Corelli
Title: Holy Orders
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1908
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3753  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 789
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 789,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from Newman Flower, ed., The Journals of Arnold Bennett (1932) 1:302.



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