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Record 18884

Reading Experience:

'The trans: of the T.M.["The Time Machine"] is really first rate. What an admirably good thing it is, this T.M. How true,clever, ingenious, full of thought and beauty. I read on in the trans: neglecting my work.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 23 Dec 1898 and 3 Jan 1899
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 Time Machine
Genre: Fiction, Science
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: First published 1895. French translation being read here is by Henry-D. Davray (1873-1944) serialised in the "Mercure de France" 1898-1899
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18884  
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: 146
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to H.G.Wells 3rd January 1899, Pent Farm.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 146,, accessed: 19 August 2019

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