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Record 18878

Reading Experience:

'Thanks ever so much for "The Invisible Man". I shall keep him a few more days longer. Frankly--it is uncommonly fine.[Hence follows a long paragraph of appreciative comment comparing it favorably with "The War of the Worlds".] The letter ends with 'In reading this last ["The Invisible Man"], one is touched by the anguish of it, as by something that may one day happen to oneself.It is a great triumph for you'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 4 Dec 1898 and 31 Dec 1898
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Stanford near Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: Pent Farm
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:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: H.(Herbert) G. (George) Wells
Title: The Invisible Man
Genre: Fiction, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: C. Arthur Pearson 1897
Provenance: borrowed (other)
sent on loan by author.


Source Information:

Record ID: 18878  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 2
  Page: 126-127
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to H.G.Wells 4th December 1898, Pent Farm, Kent

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 126-127,, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:



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