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Record 4579

Reading Experience:

'...he had read so much of de Maupassant, and had admired him for so many years, that probably his manner and his conceptions had sunk into his subconscious. As he said to himself, on re-reading "Bel-Ami" after ten years in 1903 - "People might easily say that in "A Man from the North" I had plagiarized from it..."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 15 Nov 1903
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/editor
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: Guy de Maupassant
Title: Bel-Ami
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4579  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Drabble
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Arnold Bennett
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 143
  Additional comments: author's note: from Journals,entry for 15 November 1903

Citation: Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 143,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:

Secondary source



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