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Record Number: 7555


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Charles Eliot Norton, 28 November 1899 (in letter begun 24 November 1899): 'I gather [...] that you have read Mackail's Morris [...] I felt much moved, after reading the book, to try to write [...] something positively vivid about it; but we are in a moment of such excruciating vulgarity that nothing worth doing about anything or anyone seems to be wanted or welcomed anywhere.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1899 and 28 Nov 1899

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:

J. W. Mackail

Title:

The Life of William Morris

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Biography, Crafts, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1899

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7555

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

123

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 123, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7555, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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