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Record 18871

Reading Experience:

'"Higginson's Dream" is super-excellent. It is much too good to remind me of any of my work, but I am immensely flattered that you discern some points of similitude. Of course I am in complete sympathy with the point of view. For the same accomplishmnet in expression I can never hope--and Robert [Cunninghame Grahame] is too strong an individuality [sic] to be influenced by anyone's writing. He desired me to correct the proofs but the "Sat. Rev" people did not send me the proofs.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Oct 1898 and 16 Oct 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: Higginson's Dream
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: story published in Saturday Review 1 October 1898
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18871  
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: 104-105
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to the Hon.A.E.Bontine [mother of Robert Cunnighame Graham] 16 October 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. 104-105,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

"Higginson's Dream" was a story of colonial squalor in the South Seas (fn.4 p.104 source text) re-published in "Thirteen Stories" 1900 (fn.1 p.105 source text).



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