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Record 4598

Reading Experience:

'. . . her short stories, 'The Little Karoo', all set in the South Africa of her childhood, were widely admired and are still remembered. Bennett must have felt a justified pride in writing an introduction for the collection, in 1925, describing himself as "the earliest wondering admirer of her strange, austere, tender and ruthless talent"'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1909 and 1925
Country: France and 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/reviewer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France and England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Pauline Smith
Title: The Little Karoo
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1925
Provenance: unknown
may have read some stories in manuscript


Source Information:

Record ID: 4598  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Drabble
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Arnold Bennett
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 171
  Additional comments: Preface to Pauline Smith, 'The Little Karoo', London 1925

Citation: Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 171,, accessed: 01 March 2024

Additional comments:



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