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Record 18754

Reading Experience:

'Now the first sensation of oppression has worn off a little what remains with one after reading the Life of Santa Teresa is the impression of a wonderful richness; a world peopled thickly--with the breath of mysticism over all--the landscapes, the walls,the men,the women. Of course I am quite incompetent to criticise such a work; but I can appreciate it .[...] It is absorbing like a dream amd as difficult to keep hold of.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 14 Jan 1898 and 31 Jan 1898
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: Gabriela Cunninghame Graham
Title: Santa Teresa: Her Life and Times
Genre: Other religious, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: A. and C.Black 1894
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18754  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 2
  Page: 30
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.B. Cunninghame Graham 31 January1898 Stanford-le Hope.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 30,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:



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