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Record Number: 28338


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This ["Beyond"] is a gripping piece of writing. I got as far as p.47 before it dawned on me that these were marvellous opening pages. The others are not less so. My dearest Jack they are sheer delight to read [...].' [Hence follow 25 lines of unqualified praise.]

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between Jan 1917 and 29 Sep 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Orlestone nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: 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:

John Galsworthy

Title:

Beyond

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: William Heinemann, 1917

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28338

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl and Owen Knowles

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 6, 1917-1919

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

6

Page:

120

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy dated 3 September 1917, Capel House

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl and Owen Knowles (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 6, 1917-1919 (Cambridge, 2002), 6, p. 120, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28338, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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