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Henry Ellis


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Henry Havelock Ellis : Affirmations

'You should get hold of Havelock Ellis?s new book Affirmations. It is all good; and there is an essay on Huysmans that I have found very inspiring indeed.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Arnold Bennett      Print: Book


Henry Ellis : Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China

'Read, read, read M.Leod's Narrative of the Voyage of the Alceste to China, & her wreck in coming home. Ellis's Account of the Embassy is comparatively dull, but I had it lent me, & was glad to swap.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sarah Harriet Burney      Print: Book


Henry Havelock Ellis : My Life

Thursday 7 March 1940: 'A fortnight -- well on Saturday it will be a fortnight -- with influenza [...] before getting into bed that bitter [previous Saturday] afternoon I read my epitaph -- Mrs W. died so soon, in the N.S. & was pleased to support that dismissal very tolerably [...] And read all Havelock Ellis, a cautious cumulative, teased & tired book; too pressed down with that very common woman, Edith [Lees, Ellis's wife]: so I judged her, but she was life to him [...] He's honest & clear but thick [illegible] & too like the slow graceful Kangaroo with its cautious soft leaps. But thats much due to influenza.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Virginia Woolf      Print: Book


Henry Ellis : Journal of the Proceedings of the late Embassy to China, comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China, and of the Journey from the Mouth of the Peiho to the Return to Canton

The Marchioness of Abercorn to John Murray, 4 December 1817, in reponse to a gift of books: '[The Marquess of Abercorn] returns Walpole, as he says since the age of fifteen he has read so much Grecian history and antiquity that he has these last ten years been sick of the subject. He does not like Ellis's account of "The Embassy to China," but is pleased with Macleod's narrative. He bids me tell you to say the best and what is least obnoxious of the [former] book. The composition and the narrative are so thoroughly wretched that he should be ashamed to let it stand in his library.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Marquess of Abercorn      Print: Book


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