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Record 7627

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Elizabeth Jordan, 3 May 1907, in response to her question about his favourite fairy stories when a child (part of research for her 1907 book on the favourite fairy stories of "Representative Men and Women"): 'I [...] thrilled over the nursery fire, over a fat little Boys' -- or perhaps Children's Own Book which contained all the "regular" fairy tales [...] amid which I recall "Hop o' my Thumb"'.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: Nursery
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 Child (0-17)
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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: various
Title: [unidentified book of fairy stories]
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7627  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 446
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 446,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:



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