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Record Number: 24808


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I found Jessie crazy with tooth ache which lasted all day, and transported--it's the only word for it--with admiration of the fifteen chapters, it appears, she has read before posting the MS to you. She cried "wonderful"--which she has never done for anthing of mine. But I am not jealous, since I share, I won't say her opinion, but her feeling. Without exaggeration it's no mean achievement for an imaginative work to produce such an effect on a person in bodily suffering and mental strain.' hence follow several more lines about Jessie's reaction to the work.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

16 Jul 1908

Country:

England

Time

daytime

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:

Jessie Conrad

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1873

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

housewife

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Joseph Conrad's wife.



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Galsworthy

Title:

Fraternity

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

subsequently published by Heinemann 1909

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

24808

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:

92-93

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy probably 16 July 1908, Someries. See fn.4 p.92 of source text

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 92-93, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24808, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

This reading experience has been recorded as it is one of the rare items of evidence of Jessie and Joseph Conrad reading the same text other then Conrad's own work.

   
   
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