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Record Number: 7518


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

In postscript to his letter of 3 July 1897 to Ellen Temple Hunter, Henry James tells anecdote about 'yesterday afternoon', in which, after having been 'reading the delightful letters of [...] Edward Fitzgerald ("Omar Khayyam") and, just finishing a story in one of them about his relations with a boatman of Saxmundham,' he went for a walk along the Bournemouth coast where he met, and got into conversation with, a 'sea-faring man' who turned out to have come from Saxmundham, and whose brother had been the boatman Fitzgerald had written of (he goes on to mention the further coincidence of coming home to find a letter from Hunter dated from Saxmundham).

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Jul 1897

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bournemouth

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:

Edward Fitzgerald

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7518

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

47-48

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 47-48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7518, accessed: 18 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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