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Record 6537

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Charles Eliot Norton, 9 August 1871: "Every now and then I vaguely scheme to take up my valises and walk ... yet here I am still, taking it all out in reading the time-tables in the Advertiser and wondering which were the deeper joy -- Cape Cod or Mount Mansfield."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 9 Aug 1871
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 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: USA
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: timetables
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: In The Advertiser
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6537  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 1
  Page: 261
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 261,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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