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Record 24970

Reading Experience:

'I have tasted, sipped, and consumed the delectable nectar prepared surely with the milk of human kindness and spiced with your wit. [...]; This is delightful [...].' Hence follow 15 more lines of praise.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Oct 1908 and 6 Oct 1908
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Luton Hoo Estate
county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Someries
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: E.[Edward] V. [Verrall] Lucas
Title: Over Bemerton's: An Easy-going Chronicle
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1908 Methuen
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24970  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: 4
  Page: 136-137
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to E.V.Lucas dated 6 October 1908, Someries.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 136-137,, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

The identity of the text being read is not clear but the title has been inferred by the editors fn.5 see p.136 in the source text



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