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Record Number: 8704


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Bennett selected the things that interested him - notably novelists such as Henry James, Thomas Hardy, and his friend George Paston. It was through a review of a book by H. G. Wells that the two men first became friends, Bennett taking the initiative and writing to Wells in September 1897 to say how much he liked his work, and to ask him how well he knew the Potteries, which Wells had mentioned in several of his stories.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 11 Dec 1895

Country:

England

Time

daytime: Working hours

Place:

city: London

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:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Writer / editor.

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:

Henry James

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
Review copies


Source Information:

Record ID:

8704

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Drabble

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Arnold Bennett

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

58-9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Drabble, Arnold Bennett, (London, 1974), p. 58-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8704, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

Secondary source, citing 'Letter from A B to George Sturt', 11 December 1895, in Letters, vol 2, p. 359.

   
   
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