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Record 7606

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Edith Wharton, 8 November 1905, in praise of the conclusion to "The House of Mirth": 'Half an hour ago, or less, I laid down the November "Scribner" [...] Let me tell you at once that I very much admire that fiction'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 8 Feb 1905
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rye
county: Sussex
specific address: Lamb House
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 House of Mirth (final instalment)
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Scribner's Monthly, November 1905
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7606  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 373
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 373,, accessed: 05 June 2023

Additional comments:



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