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Record 18656

Reading Experience:

'But my great excitement was reading your stories.Garnett's right. "A Man and some others" is immense. I can't spin a long yarn about it but I admire it without reserve. It is an amazing bit of biography. [...] The boat thing ["The Open Boat"] is immensely interesting.I don't use the word in its common sense.' [Hence follows several more lines of general praise].
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 16 Nov 1897 and 1 Dec 1897
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Stanford-le-Hope
county: Essex
specific address: Ivy Walls Farm
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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Stephen Crane
Title: The Open Boat
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: June 1897 Scribner's Magazine
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18656  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1898-1902
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: 1
  Page: 415
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Stephen Crane Stanford-le-Hope 1 December 1897

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1983), 1, p. 415,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

See also letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett 5 December 1897 praising both these stories.



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