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Record 28359

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'This morning on opening my eyes I saw the noble vol [on Keats] delicately deposited by my side, while I slept, by Jessie's instructions (I live en vieux garçon, in the spare room now); and now after reading the preface and looking at the illustrations I sit down in robe-de-chambre and pantoufles to thank you for the copy, for the inscription [...]'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 12 Nov 1917
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Orlestone, nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: Capel House
location in dwelling: spare room, now Conrad's bedroom
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Sidney Colvin
Title: John Keats: His Life and Poetry, His Friends, Critics, and After-fame [With plates, including portraits]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Macmillan 1917
Provenance: n/a

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28359  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl and Owen Knowles
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 6, 1917-1919
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: 6
  Page: 146
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Sir Sidney Colvin dated 12 November 1917 Capel House.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl and Owen Knowles (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 6, 1917-1919 (Cambridge, 2002), 6, p. 146, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28359, accessed: 27 September 2020

Additional comments:

See also letter of 8 September 1917, p.121 of source text, in which Conrad inducated is wish for a signed copy.

 

 

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