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Record 7148

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 8 June 1893: "It was only when I came back [from travels abroad] the other day that I could put my hand on the Island Nights, which by your generosity ... I found awaiting me on my table ... I read them as fondly as an infant sucks a stick of candy."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jun 1893 and 8 Jun 1893
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: Island Nights
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7148  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 3
  Page: 414
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980), 3, p. 414, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7148, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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