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Record Number: 7291


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to William Dean Howells, 4 October 1881, on Howells's new story, Dr Breen's Practice: "I won't forego the pleasure of letting you know ... what satisfaction the history of your Doctress gives me. I came back last night from a month in Scotland, and found the October Atlantic on my table; whereupon, though weary with travel I waked early this morning on purpose to read your contribution in bed -- in my little London-dusky back-bedroom, where I can never read at such hours without a pair of candles."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

4 Oct 1881

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: 3 Bolton Street
location in dwelling: bedroom

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:

Wiliam Dean Howells

Title:

Dr. Breen's Practice

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In The Atlantic, October 1881

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7291

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

2

Page:

359-60

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 2, p. 359-60, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7291, accessed: 16 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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