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Record 7010

Reading Experience:

'I have received some copies of 'The Roll Call'. They are odious in a very high degree. I do not complain of the quality of the paper, but I object to there being two half-titles one before the title and the other after it! I object more strongly to the illustrated cover being passed without reference to the authorand still more strongly to the descriptive matter not being submitted to the author. The description of the book inside the jacket: 'Can a man love two women is the theme of this book,' is perfectly ridiculous and extremely misleading.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 15 Jan 1919
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Comarques, France
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:

Author: Arnold Bennett
Title: The Roll Call
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: proofs
Publication details: Hutchinson, 1919 (imprint 1918)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7010  
Source - Print  
  Author: Arnold Bennett
  Editor: James Hepburn
  Title: Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol I: Letters to J.B. Pinker
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 1966
  Vol: 1
  Page: 271
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol I: Letters to J.B. Pinker (London: Oxford University Press, 1966), 1, p. 271,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

AB reads the title page and dust jacket of his own novel



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