Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 7039

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 13 January 1891 (in letter begun 12 January 1891): "Since yesterday I have ... read the ballad book -- with the admiration that I always feel as a helplessly verseless creature ..."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 12 Jan 1891 and 13 Jan 1891
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: Ballads
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1891
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7039  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 3
  Page: 327
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980), 3, p. 327,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)