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Record Number: 24744


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thanks ever so much for the book. One would want a long and warm talk about it.To set down the several trains of thought suggested by your pages would take many pieces of papers like this. I must resist the temptation.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 15 Feb 1908 and 4 1908

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Luton Hoo Estate
county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Someries

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:

H. G.(Herbert George) Wells

Title:

New Words for Old: A Plain Account of Modern Socialism

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Archibald Constable and Co.: London, 1908 (first publication)

Provenance

owned
Gift from author


Source Information:

Record ID:

24744

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

4

Page:

53

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to H.G.Wells dated 4 March 1908, Someries.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 53, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24744, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Date range speculative but likely to be very much tighter, since Conrad unless travelling or ill/incapacitated, generally replied immediately to his correspondents particularly those who sent him books.

   
   
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