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Record 7146

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Charles Eliot Norton, 4 July 1892: "Have you read any of ... [Paul Bourget's] novels? If you haven't, don't ... Make an exception, however, for Terre Promise, which is to appear a few months hence, and which I have been reading in proof, here ... It is perhaps 'psychology' gone mad -- but it is an extraordinary production."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 4 Jul 1892
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Siena
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Paul Bourget
Title: La Terre promise
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet, proofs
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7146  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 3
  Page: 388
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980), 3, p. 388,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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