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Record Number: 28359


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This morning on opening my eyes I saw the noble vol [on Keats] delicately deposited by my side, while I slept, by Jessie's instructions (I live en vieux gar├žon, in the spare room now); and now after reading the preface and looking at the illustrations I sit down in robe-de-chambre and pantoufles to thank you for the copy, for the inscription [...]'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 Nov 1917

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: Orlestone, nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: Capel House
location in dwelling: spare room, now Conrad's bedroom

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:

Sidney Colvin

Title:

John Keats: His Life and Poetry, His Friends, Critics, and After-fame [With plates, including portraits]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Macmillan 1917

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

28359

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:

146

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Sir Sidney Colvin dated 12 November 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. 146, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28359, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See also letter of 8 September 1917, p.121 of source text, in which Conrad inducated is wish for a signed copy.

   
   
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