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Record Number: 29130


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At present I am reading Goethe’s conversations with Eckerman. they are nearly as good as Sam Johnson, though in an entirely different vein. You ought to read 'Wilhelm Meister' — again if you have already read it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

29 Jul 1906

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Les Sablons

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive 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

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Title:

Conversations of Goethe with Eckerman and Soret

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Bell, 1906.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29130

Source:

Print

Author:

Arnold Bennett

Editor:

James Hepburn

Title:

Letters of Arnold Bennett ,Vol.IV, Family Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

IV

Page:

33

Additional Comments:

In a letter from AB to Tertia Kennerley, dated 29 July 1906 from Les Sablons

Citation:

Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett ,Vol.IV, Family Letters, (Oxford, 1986), IV, p. 33, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29130, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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