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Record 7639

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Mrs W. K. Clifford, 18 May 1912: 'I am reading the Green Book in bits -- as it were -- the only way in which I [italics]can[end italics] read (or at least disread) the contemporary novel'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: May 1911
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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: unknown
Title: "the Green Book"
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7639  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 617
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 617,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

Unclear whether this the same as "G. W.", by Mrs Clifford, that James goes on to discuss on same page of source.



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