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Record 28588

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I will confess at once that I have read the book ["The Reconnaissance"] once only, and that of course is not enough;[...].The subject in itself is certainly a very difficult one because of its deep nature and its necessarily superficial aspects.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1916 and 27 Sep 1918
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: Orlestone nr. Ashford
Kent
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Theodore James Gordon Gardiner
Title: The Reconnaissance
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Chapman & Hall, 1914
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28588  
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: 273-4
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Major Gordon Gardiner, dated 27 September 1918, 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. 273-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28588, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

See p.xli for biographical information on author. Date range prsumes that Conrad only read this text after he met its author in 1916 in Edinburgh,(see fn.2,p.266 of source text. The place of reading is presumed to be Capel House but could also have been Edinburgh.

 

 

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