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Record 6530

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Grace Norton, 26 September 1870, regarding process of Italian unification: "[A] reflection I have ... ventured upon: to the purpose that the departure of the capitol from Florence may reconvert it in some degree into the Florence of old and arrest the rank modernization which we used to deplore. But I stand aghast at these crude ratiocinations on a Cambridge basis: especially as on coming to consult a couple of newspapers, I find that there was a goodly amount of shelling and shooting on the occupation of Rome."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 26 Sep 1870
Country: unknown
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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: newspapers
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6530  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 1
  Page: 244
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 244,, accessed: 02 March 2024

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