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Record 26695

Reading Experience:

'Very many thanks for your kind and friendly notion of sending me "The Brothers Karamazov". I am quite simply astonsihed to see how you and your collaborator have succeeded in tearing out so to speak the very heart of that stout book, laying it bare in 5 acts.[...] It is admirably well done.'
Century: 1900-1945
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: Jacques Copeau(and Jean Croue, after Fyodor Dostoievski
Title: Les Frères Karamazov: une drame en 5 actes Dostoievski
Genre: Drama,
Form of Text: Print: playscript
Publication details: 1911 Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française.
Provenance: owned
sent by playwright


Source Information:

Record ID: 26695  
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: 526
  Additional comments: Trans. of letter in French from Joseph Conrad to Jacques Copeau dated 26 December 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. 526,, accessed: 26 August 2019

Additional comments:

see fn.1-4 p.526 for more information on this text.



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