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Record Number: 7279


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Henry James Sr.,11 October 1879: "I sent Alice the other day, unread, a novel (Jacques Vingtras by Jules Valles, the Communist) because Turgenieff has highly recommended it; but on coming to look into it afterwards I found it so disagreeable that if I had done so before, I shouldn't have sent it."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Oct 1879

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

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:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jules Valles

Title:

Jacques Vingtras

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7279

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

2

Page:

259

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 2, p. 259, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7279, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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