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Record Number: 7650


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Edith Wharton, 4 December 1912, whilst suffering from shingles: 'Your beautiful Book ["The Reef: A Novel"] has been my portion these several days [...] it has been a real lift to read you and taste you and ponder you: the experience has literally worked [...] in a medicating sense that neither my local nor my London Doctor [...] shall have come within miles and miles of'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1912 and 4 Dec 1912

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: Rye
county: Sussex
specific address: Lamb House

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:

Edith Wharton

Title:

The Reef: A Novel

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1912

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7650

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

643

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 643, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7650, accessed: 19 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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