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Record 7636

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Hugh Walpole, 15 April 1911: 'I congratulate you ever so gladly on Mr. Perrin -- I think the book represents a very marked advance upon its predecessors [...] To appreciate is to appropriate, and it is only by criticism that I can make a thing in which I find myself interested at all [italics]my own[end italics]. [...] I really and very charmedly made your book very [italics]much[end italics] my own.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1911 and 15 Apr 1911
Country: unknown
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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hugh Walpole
Title: Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1911
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7636  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 576
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 576,, accessed: 10 June 2023

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