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Record Number: 6390


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Thomas Sergeant Perry, 27 March 1860: "You asked me in one of your letters whether there were many English books in Geneva ... I have read very few. The reading time that I have had has consisted in little odd disconnected moments, so I have read mostly little bits from Magazines, Newspapers, and 'the like.' I suppose that 'down in Louisiana' you have not seen any numbers of the new 'Cornhill Magazine' edited by Thackeray. I have seen the three numbers that are out and find it very good ..."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Mar 1860

Country:

Switzerland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Geneva

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:

Child (0-17)

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:

Switzerland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Cornhill Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

ed. Thackeray

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6390

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

1

Page:

15-16

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 15-16, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6390, accessed: 17 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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