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Record 7151

Reading Experience:

Henry James, in 28 January 1894 letter to John Hay, explains how he learned of the manner of the death of Constance Fenimore Woolson in Venice: " ... coming in -- from Cook's office -- with my preparations made [for travel to Venice] -- I found on my table a note from Miss Fletcher (of Venice ...), enclosing a cutting from a Venetian newspaper which gave me the first shocking knowledge of what it was that had happened."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 27 Jan 1894
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 84 De Vere Gardens
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:

Title: cutting from Venetian newspaper
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7151  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 3
  Page: 459
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980), 3, p. 459,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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