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Record Number: 14568


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I do not think "Romance" is good. In fact it isn?t & I don?t care who knows it. Ever read Dostoevsky?s Crime and Punishment? English translation damnable; but it is a novel. I?m just reading it again.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1903 and 4 Feb 1904

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

city

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Title:

Romance

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14568

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:

188

Additional Comments:

In a letter from Bennet to H.G. and Jane Wells, dated 4 February 1904, from Hotel d'Italie.

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915, (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 188, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14568, accessed: 19 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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