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Record 19400

Reading Experience:

'I feel so dull and muddle-headed that I daren't even attempt to give you now an idea of the effect the little volume ["Success"] had produced on me.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1902 and 29 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: R.(Robert) B.(Bontine) Cunninghame Graham
Title: Success
Genre: Fiction, Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Duckworth 1902
Provenance: owned
Presentation copy from author


Source Information:

Record ID: 19400  
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: 458
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.B.Cunninghame Graham dated 29 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. 458,, accessed: 09 December 2023

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