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Record 5800

Reading Experience:

'The conception of this particular novel ["Riceyman Steps"] was probably sparked off by the discovery, in an old Southampton bookshop, T. James and Co., of 34 Bernard Street, of a curious old book called "Lives and Anecdotes of Misers", by F. Sommer Merryweather (1850). Bennett bought it in 1921 on one of his yachting expeditions, read it and used it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1921 and 31 Dec 1921
Country: England and France
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 and France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: F. Sommer Merryweather
Title: Lives and Anecdotes of Misers
Genre: Fiction, History, Social Science, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1850
Provenance: owned
Bought from 'an old Southampton bookshop'


Source Information:

Record ID: 5800  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Drabble
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Arnold Bennett
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 277
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 277,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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