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Record Number: 19374


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have never had the pleasure of meeting him [Admiral Sir William Robert Kennedy] ; but I've read and admired his book.[...] I re-read Admiral Kennedy's book with gratitude and have a great affection for the man [...].' Interspersed are ten lines of rather nostalgic praise.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Stanford near Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: Pent 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:

William Robert Kennedy

Title:

Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor: Fifty Years in the Navy

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1901 Blackwood

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19374

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:

354

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to William Blackwood dated 26th August 1901, Pent Farm.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 354, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19374, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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