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Record Number: 24896


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'From one point of view I've nothing but admiration for the ending of "Shadows" ["Fraternity"].Its naturalness is appalling. Of course it can be attacked but its quality comes out in the fact that the objections fade away as soon as one tries to formulate them to oneself. I will not touch on the [a]ethestic value of these last pages.That cannot be questioned.' Hence follow four pages of constructive criticism.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 23 Aug 1908 and 2 Sep 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:

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:

24896

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:

114-119

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy dated 2-3 September, 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. 114-119, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24896, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

This is one in a series of letters (not all entered into the database) from Conrad to Galsworthy in 1908 about chapters of this work in progress. See also for example letters of 4 September (p.119-121 of source text), 19 September p. 127 of source text, and several others.

   
   
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