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Record 18592

Reading Experience:

' I have read "The First Fleet Family"with interest tempered by disappointment.' Thereafter follow two pages of largely negative criticism.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 9 Aug 1896 and 22 Aug 1896
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ile Grande, near Lannion
county: Cotes du Nord
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Lewis (Louis) Becke (and Walter Jeffrey)
Title: A First Fleet Family
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1896 Fisher Unwin
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18592  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: 1
  Page: 302
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to T.Fisher Unwin, 22 August, France

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897 (Cambridge, 1983), 1, p. 302,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

Louis Becke (1855-1913) was an Australian novelist and short story writer who wrote extensively on the South Pacific.



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