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Record 7722

Reading Experience:

Henry James to Edward Marsh, 28 March 1915: 'I take it very kindly indeed of you to have found thought and time to send me the publication with the five brave sonnets [by Rupert Brooke]. The circumstances that have conduced to them [...] have caused me to read them with an emotion that somehow precludes the critical measure [...] and makes me just want [...] to be moved by them and to "like" and admire them [...] this evening, alone by my lamp, I have been reading them over and over to myself aloud'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 28 Mar 1915
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: 21 Carlyle Mansions
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: Rupert Brooke
Title: sonnets
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: 1914
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7722  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 745
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 745,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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