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Record Number: 6414


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Alice James, in letter begun 10 March 1869 (continued on 12 March), on evening spent at home of William Morris: "After dinner (we stayed to dinner, Miss Grace, Miss S. S. and I,) Morris read us one of his unpublished poems, from the second series of his 'un-Earthly Paradise,' and his wife having a bad toothache, lay on the sofa, with her handkerchief to her face."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1869 and 12 Mar 1869

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address: Queen Anne's Square, Bloomsbury

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:

William Morris

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Mar 1834

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Designer/Illustrator

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Henry James Grace Norton Sara Sedgwick Jane Morris


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Morris

Title:

The Earthly Paradise

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6414

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

1

Page:

94

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 1, p. 94, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6414, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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