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Record Number: 28933


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I simply had to tell you having been impressed by seeing for the first time in my life a work of imagination acting upon an average sensibility with the personal, mysterious and irresistable power of oratory[...]. I will keep the MS until tomorrow.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 May 1908 and 31 May 1908

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Luton Hoo Estate
Bedfordshire
Someries

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:

Strife

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

Subsequently published by Duckworth 1909 as Plays Vol 1 (The Silver Box, Joy and Strife)

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

28933

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, Gene Moore and J.H.Stape

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 9, Uncollected Letters 1892-1923

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2007

Vol:

9

Page:

128

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy May 1908, Someries.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, Gene Moore and J.H.Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 9, Uncollected Letters 1892-1923 (Cambridge, 2007), 9, p. 128, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28933, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Date range is approximate only.

   
   
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