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Record Number: 6384


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leon Edel, introducing vol 1 of Henry James's Letters, on James's feelings regarding publication of letters: "He opposed truncation. 'One has the vague sense of omissions ... one smells the thing unprinted,' he remarked after reading [Sidney] Colvin's edition of Stevenson's letters."

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

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:

Henry James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Apr 1843

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

USA

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Sidney Colvin

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6384

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

1

Page:

xxxiii

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. xxxiii, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6384, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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