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Record 7635

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Hugh Walpole, 13 May 1910: 'I "read," in a manner, "Maradick" -- [...] Your book has a great sense and love of life -- but seems to me very nearly as irreflectively juvenile as the Trojans [ie "The Trojan Horse" (1909), Walpole's previous (and first) novel] [...] Also the whole thing is a monument to the abuse of voluminous dialogue [...] And yet it's all so loveable'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1910 and 13 May 1910
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: Hugh Walpole
Title: Maradick at Forty
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1910
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7635  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 552
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 552,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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