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Record Number: 21668


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The new edition of the "Island Ph[arisee]" arrived during the crisis of horrors [severe gout and the debilitating effects of the then new colchicine treatment] and I tackled the preface with as much mind as I had then. It is thoroughly good I think.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1908 and 13 Feb 1908

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: near Luton
county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Someries, Luton Hoo Estate
location in dwelling

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:

John Galsworthy

Title:

The Island Pharisees

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Heinemann, 1907. second revised edition with preface by author

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21668

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4, 1908-1911

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

41

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Ada Galsworthy dated 13 February 1908, letterhead:Someries

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4, 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21668, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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