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Record 6972

Reading Experience:

'I have read through the 12 lessons of the Literary Correspondence College, & made a few corrections & suggestions, & I return them by parcel post. They are devilish good. But it is impossible to deny that they [italics] are [end italics] my book. There is not, I think, a single sentence in all the lessons that is not my ipsissima verba. And beyond the chapters on journalism, verse etc, there is nothing in my book which is not in these lessons. In a word, the twelve lessons are simply my book split up and typewritten.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 1 Oct 1906
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
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
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Textbook / self-education, literary correspondence course
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6972  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol I: Letters to J.B. Pinker
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1966
  Vol: I
  Page: 74
  Additional comments: in a letter to J.B. Pinker, 1 Oct.1906 from 4 Rue de Calais, Paris

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol I: Letters to J.B. Pinker (Oxford, 1966), I, p. 74,, accessed: 20 May 2024

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