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Record 7715

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry James, in letter of 21 November 1914 to Hugh Walpole, writes of his bemusement at the second volume of Compton Mackenzie's "Sinister Street": 'I don't know what it means [...] the thing affects me on the whole as a mere wide waste.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Nov 1914
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, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Compton Mackenzie
Title: Sinister Street (vol 2)
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7715  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 730
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 730, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7715, accessed: 23 May 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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