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Record Number: 28821


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 31 Mar 1920 and 19 Apr 1920

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Canterbury
county: Kent
specific address: an (unspecified) nursing home
location in dwelling: private room

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:

Jessie Conrad

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Feb 1873

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

housewife

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

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:

Tatterdemalion

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Heinemann 1920

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28821

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=28821, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

This entry is included as one of the rare pieces of evidence in Conrad's letters of Jesse Conrad's reading experiences.

   
   
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