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Record Number: 30262


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Our ''stiff'' book is H. James' stories and our ''light'' one Leslie Stephen's ''Hours in a Library'' 3rd series. He is so pleasant after all that subtlety.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 19 Jul 1892

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:

Emma Darwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 May 1808

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

Unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30262

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Henrietta Litchfield

Title:

Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1915

Vol:

2

Page:

296

Additional Comments:

Letter from Emma Darwin to her daughter Henrietta, 19 July 1892

Citation:

Henrietta Litchfield (ed.), Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896, (New York, 1915), 2, p. 296, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30262, accessed: 03 December 2021


Additional Comments:

Emma Darwin may also have been the listener.

   
   
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