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Record 5573

Reading Experience:

'. . . reading the reviews, not even the book, of Mrs Parnell's "Life of Parnell". There was a full-page review in "The Times" of 19 May, and on 21 May another long piece in "The Times Literary Supplement", which Bennett read, and which emphasized the passionate nature of Parnell's love . . . '
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 21 May 1914
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/reviewer
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:

Title: Times Literary Supplement, The
Genre: reviews of "Life of Parnell"
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 21 May 1914
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5573  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Drabble
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Arnold Bennett
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 201
  Additional comments: these reviews gave Bennett 'the final impulse' for his new novel "These Twain".

Citation: Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 201,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

author's note: Letter from AB to Mrs Herzog of 14 April 1912, in 'Letters', vol 2.



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