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Record Number: 33010


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

ĎFor light reading there is nothing like Arnold Bennett. So I send you "The Card". It is notable among my books as the only novel Iíve read in which I did not in some manner identify myself with the hero. It is because I loathe Machin that I consider A.B. a wonderful writer, for I read the book with avidity Ö Itís hard to think of any books you would specially like from my hoard. Try the "Life of Tennyson" in the Bureau-Case: and, in conjunction, read some of "The Idylls of the King".í

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 2 Dec 1917 and 16 Feb 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Scarborough
county: Yorkshire

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:

Wilfred Owen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Mar 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

2/Lt., 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

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:

Arnold Bennett

Title:

The Card

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33010

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfred Owen

Editor:

Harold Owen

Title:

Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1967

Vol:

n/a

Page:

532

Additional Comments:

Letter to Susan Owen, 16 February 1918, Scarborough

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 532, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33010, accessed: 22 July 2019


Additional Comments:

Date range is speculative as is the exact location.

   
   
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