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Record Number: 3785


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"[George] Meredtih's penultimate novel, Lord Ormont and his Aminta (1894), was, [Henry] James told Edmund Gosse [in letter of 22 August 1894], 'unspeakable' ... he could proceed only at 'the maximum rate of ten pages -- ten insufferable and unprofitable pages, a day'."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Aug 1894

Country:

n/a

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:

Henry James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1843

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

USA

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Meredith

Title:

Lord Ormont and his Aminta

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1894

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3785

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

893

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 893, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3785, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Leon Edel, ed., Henry James Letters 3:485.

   
   
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