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Record Number: 7648


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James, in letter to Edmund Gosse, 9 November 1912, mentions 'having recently read [...] [Andrew Lang's] (in two or three respects so able) Joan of Arc, or Maid of France, and turned over his just-published (I think posthumous) compendium of "English Literature" [...] The extraordinary inexpensiveness and childishness and impertinence of this latter gave to my sense the measure of a whole side of Lang [goes on to attack Lang's "Scotch provincialism"]'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1908 and 19 Nov 1912

Country:

England

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Andrew Lang

Title:

compendium of English literature

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1912

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7648

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

639

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 639, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7648, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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