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Record Number: 27737


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'His [Henry James] autobiographical two books are admirable; but what makes them so wonderful are the very same qualities that make his novels admirable.]'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1913 and 24 May 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Orlestone nr. Ashford
Kent
Capel House

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:

Henry James

Title:

A Small Boy and Others

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1913 N.Y. Scribner's and London Macmillan. Not known which edition Conrad would have read.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27737

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph c

Editor:

Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 5, 1912-1916

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

5

Page:

595

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Quinn dated 24 May 1916, Capel House

Citation:

Joseph c, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 5, 1912-1916 (Cambridge, 1996), 5, p. 595, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27737, accessed: 21 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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