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Record 18895

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The thing ["A Paheka" ] in "West.Gaz." is excellent, excellent.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 31 Jan 1889 and 8 Feb 1899
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: R. (Robert) B.(Bontine) Cunninghame Graham
Title: 'A Paheka'
Genre: Fiction, History, Biography, Geography / Travel, exact genre classification uncertain see Additional Comments
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Westminster Gazette 31 January 1899
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18895  
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: 158
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Robert Cunninghame Graham, 8th February, 1899, Pent Farm.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902 (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 158, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18895, accessed: 18 July 2024

Additional comments:

As this piece was according to fn.2 p. 158 in source text, subsequently repreinted in "Thirteen Stories" (1900) it is presumed to be fiction based on travel experiences. It 'reports a conversation with a neighbour about the old days of territorial plunder in New Zealand. '

 

 

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