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Record Number: 28801


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The whole household went to bed early [...] then with a mind refreshed and made receptive [...] I sat down to read your two articles — and it was a delightful (c'est le mot juste) experience.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

13 Jul 1919

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Wye
county: Kent
specific address: Spring Grove

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:

Some Personal Recollections

Genre:

History, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

subsequently published in Scribner's Magazine January to March 1920

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

28801

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:

446-7

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Sidney Colvin dated 14 July 1919 Spring Grove

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. 446-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28801, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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