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Record Number: 12295


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'. . . I have just finished Guy de Maupassant?s Bel Ami. One of the most obviously truthful, British-matron-shocking, disgusting, attractive, overwhelmingly-powerful novels I have ever read. It would be a good antidote to Le Jardin de Berenice. Would you like it?'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1893 and 24 May 1893

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:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

lawyer's clerk

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Guy de Maupassant

Title:

Bel-Ami

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12295

Source:

Print

Author:

Arnold Bennett

Editor:

James Hepburn

Title:

Letters of Arnold Bennett

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

II

Page:

7-8

Additional Comments:

Letter from Bennett to George Sturt from 6 Victoria Grove, Chelsea, London dated 24.v.93

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett, (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 7-8, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12295, accessed: 05 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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