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Record 27593

Reading Experience:

'I was thoroughly charmed by the volumes of verse. I read them with the liveliest sympathy and sincere admiration. The study of Pierre Loti is very interesting. What's more I think nothing could be fairer. As for "L'enseignement de Goethe" I am all the more inclined to accept it from your hand since I have never read a line of the Great Man. I don't know German and I quail before translations.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 14 Jan 1913 and 6 Feb 1913
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: Jean Masbrenier (Mariel)
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 27593  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 5, 1912-1916
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: 5
  Page: 173-4
  Additional comments: Letter in French from Joseph Conrad to Jean Masbrenier dated 6 February 1913, Capel House.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 5, 1912-1916 (Cambridge, 1996), 5, p. 173-4,, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:

See fn.4 p.163 of source text for information on Masbrenier who wrote as Jean Mariel.



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