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Record 7605

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Edith Wharton, 8 February 1905: '[...] your good letter has found me on the very point of writing to you [...] For I have read the February morsel of "The House of Mirth", with such a sense of its compact fulness, vivid picture and "sustained interest" as to make me really wish to celebrate the emotion.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Feb 1905 and 8 Feb 1905
Country: USA
Time: n/a
Place: city: Biltmore, North Carolina
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: USA
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edith Wharton
Title: The House of Mirth (second instalment)
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Scribner's Monthly, February 1905
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7605  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 346
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 346,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:



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