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Record 7279

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry James to Henry James Sr.,11 October 1879: "I sent Alice the other day, unread, a novel (Jacques Vingtras by Jules Valles, the Communist) because Turgenieff has highly recommended it; but on coming to look into it afterwards I found it so disagreeable that if I had done so before, I shouldn't have sent it."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Oct 1879
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
   
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jules Valles
Title: Jacques Vingtras
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7279  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 2
  Page: 259
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 2, p. 259, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7279, accessed: 16 June 2024

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