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Record 20357

Reading Experience:

'Your Saturday Review fling is first rate. Nothing I liked more since the gold-fish carrier story'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 30 May 1903 and 9 Jun 1903
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: A Convert (?)
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Saturday Review
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20357  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 41
  Additional comments: Letter to R.B.Cunninghame Graham tentatively dated 9th June 1903, Pent Farm.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907 (Cambridge, 1988), p. 41,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

According to fn.3, p.41 of source text this was the most likely story Conrad was reading. The 'gold-fish carrier' story referred to is according to fn.4, p.41 of source text, ' The Gold Fish' published in the Saturday Review 18th February 1899.



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