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Record Number: 7287


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Grace Norton, 7 November 1880: ' ... please tell Charles [Norton] I am to write to him in a day or two to thank him for his own beautiful volume which I have waited to do, only to read it. I am just terminating this pleasure, and he shall hear from me.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Nov 1880

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Eliot Norton

Title:

Historical Studies of Church Building in the Middle Ages: Venice, Siena, Florence

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1880

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7287

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

2

Page:

315

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 2, p. 315, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7287, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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