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Record 8709

Reading Experience:

'he claimed that he had not thought of using them [the Potteries] as fiction until he read another man's work of fiction, George Moore's A Mummer's wife [title in italics]; he wrote to Moore on 24 December 1920, "I wish also to tell you that it was the first chapters of A Mummer's wife [title in italics] which opened my eyes to the romantic nature of the district I had blindly inhabited for over twenty years.'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1885 and 31 Dec 1900
Country: England
Time: n/a
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: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: George Moore
Title: A Mummer's Wife
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published in 1885.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8709  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Drabble
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Arnold Bennett
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 2
  Additional comments: Note to quotation from 'Source notes' (p. 357). Letter from A B to George Moore (24 December 1920), in Letters, ed Hepburn (London, 1968), vol 3.

Citation: Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett (London, 1974), p. 2,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Secondary source.



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