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Record Number: 18874


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'PS I've read "Two Magics" Henry James's last. The first story ["The Turn of the Screw"] is all there. He extracts an intellectual thrill out of the subject. The second ["Covering End"] is unutterable rubbish.Quite a shock to one of the faithful.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 13 Oct 1898 and 20 Oct 1898

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Stanford-le-Hope
county: Essex
specific address: Ivy Walls Farm

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

The Two Magics

Genre:

Fiction, Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Heinemann 13 October 1898

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18874

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

2

Page:

111

Additional Comments:

Postscript to letter from Joseph Conrad to Ford Madox Ford, 20 October 1898, Stanford-Le-Hope.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 111, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18874, accessed: 26 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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