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Record Number: 7627


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Elizabeth Jordan, 3 May 1907, in response to her question about his favourite fairy stories when a child (part of research for her 1907 book on the favourite fairy stories of "Representative Men and Women"): 'I [...] thrilled over the nursery fire, over a fat little Boys' -- or perhaps Children's Own Book which contained all the "regular" fairy tales [...] amid which I recall "Hop o' my Thumb"'.

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: Nursery

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

various

Title:

[unidentified book of fairy stories]

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7627

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

446

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 446, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7627, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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