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Record 18762

Reading Experience:

'This morning I had the "Aurora" from Smithers, No.2 of the 500 copies. C'est tout simplement magnifique yet I do not exactly perceive what on earth they have been making a fuss about.[...] I notice variations in the text as I've read it in the typewritten copy.This seems the most fnished piece of work you have ever done.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 30 Jul 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: R.(Robert) B.(Bontine) Cunninghame Graham
Title: Aurora la Cujini: A Realistic sketch in Seville
Genre: Biography, Geography / Travel, see additional comments
Form of Text: Print: Book, Pamphlet, see additional comments
Publication details: Leonard Smithers 1898
Provenance: owned
sent to Conrad by publishers


Source Information:

Record ID: 18762  
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: 80
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.B. Cunninghame Graham, 30 July 1898 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. 80,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

The work is referred to in fn.5 p80 of the source text as 'a booklet about a legendary gypsy dancer'.



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