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Record Number: 25054


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Both Jessie and I are very much struck with "[A] Fisher of Men".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 30 Nov 1908 and 5 Dec 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:

A Fisher of Men

Genre:

Fiction,

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

short story appearing in first issue of 'English Review' December 1908

Provenance

owned
It is assumed that Conrad received the first issue of English Review from the publishers given his close asociation with the review


Source Information:

Record ID:

25054

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:

157

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy dated 5 December 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. 157, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25054, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

It is not clear from the evidence whether Jessie Conrad read the story independently or whether she was a listener.

   
   
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