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Record 26623

Reading Experience:

'Thanks very much for the books. You are indeed very good to me. Hudson's volume is fine, very fine, infinitely loveable, and as one reads on, one feels one's affection increase at every page.' Hence follow 8 lines of praise.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 28 May 1911 and 2 Jun 1911
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Orlestone nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: Capel House
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: W.H.(William Henry) Hudson
Title: A Shepherd's Life: Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs (probable)
Genre: Biography, Geography / Travel, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1910
Provenance: owned
sent to Conrad by R.B Cunninghame Graham


Source Information:

Record ID: 26623  
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: 447
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.B. Cunninghame Graham, dated 2 June 1911, Capel House.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 447,, accessed: 20 August 2019

Additional comments:

See fn.1, p.447 of source text for discussion of uncertainty about the identitity of the book sent.



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