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Record Number: 28820


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I finished your MS yesterday and am very much impressed by the ampleness of the scheme, the masterly ease in the handling [of] the subject and (in sober truth) the sheer beauty of these pages.[...]

I keep the MS for Jessie to read. In the Nursing Home she could only read "Tatterdemalion" which I have not yet seen. I didn't want to take it away from her for even an evening as she seemed unable to tackle any of the other 12 volumes she had in her room.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 6 Apr 1920 and 19 Apr 1920

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds

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:

In Chancery

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

subsequenly published by Heinemann 1920

Provenance

borrowed (other)
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID:

28820

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7 1920-1922

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2005

Vol:

7

Page:

80

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy dated 20 April 1920, Oswalds

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J.H.Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7 1920-1922 (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 80, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28820, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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