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Record Number: 17288


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'. . . when I recall the quiet domestic scenes behind the shop in 'The Secret Agent' here is rather the sort of thing I reckon to handle myself?but I respectfully retire from the comparison. What I chiefly like in your books of 'Reminiscences' is the increasing sardonic quality of them?the rich veins of dark and glittering satire and sarcasm. There was a lot of it, too, in the latter half of 'Under Western Eyes'. I must tell you that I think the close of ?The Secret Sharer? about as fine as anything you?ve ever done. Overwhelmingly strong and beautiful.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 22 Nov 1912

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:

Joseph Conrad

Title:

Under Western Eyes

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17288

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:

321

Additional Comments:

Letter from Arnold Bennett to Joseph Conrad, dated 22nd November 1912 from 14 St. Simon's Avenue

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915, (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 321, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17288, accessed: 19 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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