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Record Number: 6395


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Thomas Sergeant Perry, from home of host family in Bonn, Sunday 5 August 1860: "[on Wednesday morning] We [himself and his brother William] ... commenced study, which simply consists in translating German into English. I am now working at Schiller's play of Maria Stuart, which I like exceedingly, though I do get on so slowly with it ... I worked on ploddingly till dinner-time which is one o'clock."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1 Aug 1860

Country:

Germany

Time

morning

Place:

city: Bonn
specific address: Home of Dr Humpert
location in dwelling: study

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:

Child (0-17)

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:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Friedrich von Schiller

Title:

Maria Stuart

Genre:

Drama, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6395

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

1

Page:

30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 30, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6395, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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