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Record 7575

Reading Experience:

Henry James, in letter to Edith Wharton of 17 August 1902, writes to her of 'lately having read "The Valley of Decision", read it with such high appreciation and received so deep an impression from it that I can scarce tell you why, all these weeks, I have waited for any other pretext to write.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1902 and 17 Aug 1902
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edith Wharton
Title: The Valley of Decision
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1902
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7575  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 235
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 235,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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