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Record Number: 28972


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At the foot of the bed was an oak "library table" [...]. There were several piles of books on it, W. W. Jacobs for light reading, de Maupassant, Flaubert, Galsworthy, Cunninghame Graham, various periodicals, and a book, which has always been a mystery to me, "Out of the Hurly Burly" by Max Adler. In the window stood an arm chair of cherry wood, lacquered black, on which my father often sat to read for half an hour or so before "turning in".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

Place:

city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds
location in dwelling: Bedroom

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:

Gentry
Gentry 'Szlachta', or Polish landed gentry/nobility

Occupation:

Master mariner and author

Religion:

Roman Catholic

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:

William Wymark Jacobs

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28972

Source:

Print

Author:

John Conrad

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

149

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Conrad, Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered  (Cambridge, 1981), p. 149, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28972, accessed: 27 June 2022


Additional Comments:

These observations, which form part of John Conrad's memories during his adolescence at Oswalds, are included as part of the broader evidence for Conrad's reading experiences/habits.

   
   
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