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Record Number: 7629


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leon Edel notes, regarding Henry James's letter to James B. Pinker of 14 October 1907: 'The eminent actor Johnston Forbes-Robertson read H[enry]J[ames]'s story "Covering End" in "The Two Magics" (1898) and proposed that the novelist turn it into a play for him.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1898 and 14 Oct 1907

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:

Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Actor

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

"Covering End"

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In Henry James, The Two Magics (1898)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7629

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

464 n.1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 464 n.1, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7629, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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