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Record 28801

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The whole household went to bed early [...] then with a mind refreshed and made receptive [...] I sat down to read your two articles — and it was a delightful (c'est le mot juste) experience.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 13 Jul 1919
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Wye
county: Kent
specific address: Spring Grove
   
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: Some Personal Recollections
Genre: History, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: subsequently published in Scribner's Magazine January to March 1920
Provenance: n/a

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28801  
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: 446-7
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Sidney Colvin dated 14 July 1919 Spring Grove

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. 446-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28801, accessed: 27 September 2020

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