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Record Number: 18777


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Have you read Frank Harris?s privately published Life & Confessions of Oscar Wilde? It is a strange & powerful book, written by a man who is a curious mixture of impulses noble and ignoble. I am just finishing it. The best things I have read for ages are the Chekhov short stories in the new complete edition (2 vols out) published here by Chatto & Windus, translated by the eternal Constance Garnett. These stories are unmatched.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

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:

Anton Chekhov

Title:

The Tales of Tchehov

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Chatto and Windus, 1916

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18777

Source:

Print

Author:

Arnold Bennett

Editor:

James Hepburn

Title:

Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

III

Page:

25

Additional Comments:

In a letter from Arnold Bennett to Elsie Herzog dated 4th February 1917, from Comarques, Thorpe-le-Soken.

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931, (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 25, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18777, accessed: 06 August 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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