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Record Number: 21549


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dearest Jack I read the "C[ountry H[ouse]" with perfectly unalloyed delight. [...] I can only say it came to me in book form with a freshness, with a force, with an authority which simply amazed me.' Hence follow four more lines of unqualified praise.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 5 Mar 1907 and 19 Mar 1907

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Montpellier
county: Herault
specific address: Continental et Riche Hotel, Place de la Comedie

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:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Galsworthy

Title:

The Country House

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Heinemann, 1907

Provenance

owned
gift from author


Source Information:

Record ID:

21549

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

424

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy dated 19 March 1907, Montpellier.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907 (Cambridge, 1988), p. 424, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21549, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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