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Record 8707

Reading Experience:

'Bennett selected the things that interested him - notably novelists such as Henry James, Thomas Hardy, and his friend George Paston. It was through a review of a book by H. G. Wells that the two men first became friends, Bennett taking the initiative and writing to Wells in September 1897 to say how much he liked his work, and to ask him how well he knew the Potteries, which Wells had mentioned in several of his stories.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1890 and 11 Dec 1895
Country: England
Time: daytime: Working hours
Place: city: London
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Writer / editor.
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:

Author: H G Wells
Title: unknown
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
Review copies


Source Information:

Record ID: 8707  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Drabble
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Arnold Bennett
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 58-9
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 58-9,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Secondary source, citing 'Letter from A B to George Sturt', 11 December 1895, in Letters, vol 2, p. 359.



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