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Record 7291

Reading Experience:

Henry James to William Dean Howells, 4 October 1881, on Howells's new story, Dr Breen's Practice: "I won't forego the pleasure of letting you know ... what satisfaction the history of your Doctress gives me. I came back last night from a month in Scotland, and found the October Atlantic on my table; whereupon, though weary with travel I waked early this morning on purpose to read your contribution in bed -- in my little London-dusky back-bedroom, where I can never read at such hours without a pair of candles."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 4 Oct 1881
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
specific address: 3 Bolton Street
location in dwelling: bedroom
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: Wiliam Dean Howells
Title: Dr. Breen's Practice
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In The Atlantic, October 1881
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7291  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 2
  Page: 359-60
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 2, p. 359-60,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:



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