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Record 6389

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Thomas Sergeant Perry, 27 March 1860: 'You asked me in one of your letters whether there were many English books in Geneva ... I have read very few. The reading time that I have had has consisted in little odd disconnected moments, so I have read mostly little bits from Magazines, Newspapers, and 'the like.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 27 Mar 1860
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Geneva
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Apr 1843
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: USA
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: magazines and newspapers
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Ephemera, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6389  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 1
  Page: 15-16
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 15-16,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:



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