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Record 19398

Reading Experience:

'I've lazed-- though I must say I did look through all the stories. It was the first look and I have done no actual underlining.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 19 Jul 1902 and 4 Nov 1902
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: Guy de Maupassant
Title: [Stories]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: Translation by Elsie Martindale of selected stories, eventually published in 1903, as 'Stories from de Maupassant' by E.M.
Provenance: borrowed (other)
sent by author for comment


Source Information:

Record ID: 19398  
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: 450
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Elsie Hueffer (Martindale) dated 4 November, 1902, 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. 450,, accessed: 21 May 2024

Additional comments:

See also letter from Joseph Conrad to Ford Madox Ford 19 July 1902 with advance advice for translating Maupassant. This allows the reading experience to be dated. Elsie Hueffer (nee Martindale) 1877-1949 was Ford Madox Ford's wife.



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