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Record 18879

Reading Experience:

'Do you think Stephen will be home for Christmas? His story in B. ["Blackwood's Magazine"] is magnificent. It is the very best thing he has done since "The Red Badge [of Courage]"--and it has even somethimng the "Red Badge" has not--or not so much of. He is maturing. He is expanding.' [Then follows six more lines of praise.]
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 26 Nov 1898 and 4 Dec 1898
Country: England
Time: n/a
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 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 Price of the Harness
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Blackwoods Magazine December 1898
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18879  
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: 127
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Cora Crane 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. 127,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Date range of reading experience unclear but the comment to Cora Crane in the letter, that two other house guests 'last week' were delighted with this short story. places it bewteen late November when the December issue of Blackwood's magazine would have appeared, to early December. See also letters to R.B Cunninghame Graham 1st December 1898 and A.E. Bontine 4th December 1898 pp.124-126 of source text.



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