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Record 18877

Reading Experience:

'Just a word or two about Robert's book. It is a glorious performance.Much as we expected of him. [...] Nothing approaching it has appeared since Burton's "Mecca" ["Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah" 1855] [...] The Journey in Morocco is a work of art, a book of travel written like this is no longer a book of travel--it is a creative work.[...] The book pulled at my very heart strings.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Dec 1898 and 4 Dec 1898
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Stanford near Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: Pent Farm
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive 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)
unnamed male house guest(s) who read the text over Conrad's shoulder. see additional comments.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: R.(Robert) B.(Bontine) Cunninghame Graham
Title: Mogreb-el-Acksa
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London Heinemann 1898
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18877  
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: 125
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to the Hon A.E.Bontine [mother of Robert Cunninhame Graham] 4th December 1898, Pent Farm, Kent

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 125,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

This letter suggests two other reactive readers/listeners, possibly see fn. 2 p.125 of source text, Ford Madox Ford or Edwin Pugh (novelist) See also letter to R.B.Cunninghame Graham 1st December 1898 p.124 source text.



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