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Record Number: 19221


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The weather is damnable, especially when one has neither car nor taxi. I read ¼ of "Nicholas Nickleby" yesterday because I had no brain left. It wasn’t so bad in its crude, posterish way. Anyhow, it could be read.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

21 Jul 1918

Country:

unknown

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Nicholas Nickleby

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19221

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:

65

Additional Comments:

In a letter to Hugh Walpole, dated 22-7-18, from 80, Piccadilly

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931, (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 65, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19221, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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