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Record Number: 28811


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read (before breakfast) your "Gambetta" a most excellent thing both as picture and appreciation of the man.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

24 Sep 1919

Country:

England

Time

morning: before breakfast

Place:

Wye
Kent
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:

Gambetta

Genre:

History, Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

subsequently included in "Memories and Notes of Persons and Places 1852-1912", London Edward Arnold 1921

Provenance

unknown
sent by author for comment


Source Information:

Record ID:

28811

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:

492

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Sidney Colvin dated 24 September 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. 492, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28811, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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