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Record 7650

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Edith Wharton, 4 December 1912, whilst suffering from shingles: 'Your beautiful Book ["The Reef: A Novel"] has been my portion these several days [...] it has been a real lift to read you and taste you and ponder you: the experience has literally worked [...] in a medicating sense that neither my local nor my London Doctor [...] shall have come within miles and miles of'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1912 and 4 Dec 1912
Country: England
Time: morning
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 Reef: A Novel
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1912
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7650  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 643
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 643,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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