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Record 6539

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry James to Elizabeth Boott, 24 January 1872: "I heard read in MS. the other evening a new story by Bret Harte (for the next Atlantic) better than anything in his 'second manner' -- though not quite so good as his first."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 24 Jan 1872
Country: USA
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge, Massachusetts
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Listener: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: USA
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Francis Bret Harte
Title: [unidentified story]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6539  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 1
  Page: 269-70
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 269-70, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6539, accessed: 20 August 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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