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Record Number: 6530


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Grace Norton, 26 September 1870, regarding process of Italian unification: "[A] reflection I have ... ventured upon: to the purpose that the departure of the capitol from Florence may reconvert it in some degree into the Florence of old and arrest the rank modernization which we used to deplore. But I stand aghast at these crude ratiocinations on a Cambridge basis: especially as on coming to consult a couple of newspapers, I find that there was a goodly amount of shelling and shooting on the occupation of Rome."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

26 Sep 1870

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:

Title:

newspapers

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6530

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

1

Page:

244

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 244, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6530, accessed: 21 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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