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Record Number: 13624


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have not even yet made up my mind about Dickens, & I am glad that so far I have never expressed an opinion about him, except playfully, in print. I got fairly stuck in "David Copperfield" & the same in "Pickwick". I am forced to admit that I am out of sympathy with those big Victorians. . . .'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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/journalist/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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1837

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13624

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:

158

Additional Comments:

Letter from Bennett to George Sturt, dated 1 July 1901, from Trinity Hall Farm

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915, (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 158, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=13624, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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