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Record 7026

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry James to William Dean Howells, from Milan, 17 May 1890: " ... I have been reading the Hazard of New Fortunes ... it has filled me with communicable rapture ... I read the first volume just before I left London -- and the second, which I began the instant I got into the train at Victoria, made me wish immensely that both it and the journey to Bale and thence were formed to last longer."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Apr 1890 and 17 May 1890
Country: in transit
Time: n/a
Place: other location: On board train between London and Bale
   
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: in transit
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Dean Howells
Title: A Hazard of New Fortunes vol 2
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1890
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7026  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 3
  Page: 281
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980), 3, p. 281, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7026, accessed: 24 June 2024

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