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Record 19390

Reading Experience:

'The lecture is splendid. It is striking in its expression [...]and in its eloquence too [...].I call it scientific eloquence--that is eloquence appealing not to the passions like the eloquence of the orator but to the reason..[...] All the criticism I've seen (now after reading the lecture) strike me as extremely unfair --[...] '
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 24 Jan 1902 and 28 Feb 1902
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 Discovery of the Future
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Book, Pamphlet
Publication details: February 1902
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19390  
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: 386
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to H.G.Wells, speculatively dated as February 1902.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 386,, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

According to fn.1 p.386 of source text this was probably the 96 page printed version of Wells's lecture of the same title delivered at the Royal Instuitution on 24 January 1902.



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