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Record Number: 28929


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I feel compunctions not having written before about "The Forest" — a piece of work to which I came with the greatest interest. [...]. Anyway its a fine thing.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 May 1924 and 8 Jun 1924

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:

The Forest

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: playscript

Publication Details

Duckworth 1924

Provenance

unknown
probably sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID:

28929

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

8

Page:

380

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy 8 June 1924, Oswalds.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924 (Cambridge, 2008), 8, p. 380, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28929, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

This is the last documented reading experience to be found in Conrad's letters before his death on 3 August 1924.

   
   
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