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Record Number: 7722


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Edward Marsh, 28 March 1915: 'I take it very kindly indeed of you to have found thought and time to send me the publication with the five brave sonnets [by Rupert Brooke]. The circumstances that have conduced to them [...] have caused me to read them with an emotion that somehow precludes the critical measure [...] and makes me just want [...] to be moved by them and to "like" and admire them [...] this evening, alone by my lamp, I have been reading them over and over to myself aloud'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 Mar 1915

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address: 21 Carlyle Mansions

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:

Rupert Brooke

Title:

sonnets

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

1914

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7722

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

745

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 745, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7722, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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