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Record 3934

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
' ... when Arnold Bennett was reading Mrs [Edith] Wharton's "The House of Mirth" (1905), he concluded: "It can just be read. Probably a somewhat superior Mrs Humphry Ward".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1905 and 3 Jan 1910
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
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Edith Wharton
Title: The House of Mirth
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3934  
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: 1042
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 1042, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3934, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from Newman Flower, ed., "The Journals of Arnold Bennett" 1:350 (entry for 3 January 1910).

 

 

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