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Record Number: 13027


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My Dear Wells, I owe you a good turn for pointing out Conrad to me. I remember I got his first book, Almayer?s Folly, to review with a batch of others from Unwin, & feeling at the time rather bored (you know the feeling?I get through 50 or 60 novels a month for two papers) I simply didn?t read it at all?wrote a vague & discreet par. & left it.' I have just read his new book 'The Nigger of the Narcissus', which has moved me to enthusiasm. Where did the man pick up that style, & that synthetic way of gathering up a general impression & flinging it at you? Not only his style, but his attitude, affected me deeply. He is so consciously an artist.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1897 and 8 Dec 1897

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/reviewer

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:

Joseph Conrad

Title:

The Nigger of the Narcissus

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1897

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13027

Source:

Print

Author:

Arnold Bennett

Editor:

James Hepburn

Title:

Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

II

Page:

94

Additional Comments:

Letter from AB to H.G. Wells, dated 8 Decr 97, from 6 Victoria Grove.

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915, (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 94, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=13027, accessed: 19 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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