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Record 21518

Reading Experience:

'The Comet appeared to my naked (and surprised) eye yesterday morning. By a great effort of will I stuck to my own task till lunchtime. I began my observations in the afternoon and continued at it far into the night. I've completed them this morning. It is indeed a phenomenon!' Hence follow 18 lines of preliminary commentary on the text.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 14 Sep 1906 and 15 Sep 1906
Country: England
Time: morning
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: H.(Herbert) G.(George) Wells
Title: In the Days of the Comet
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London:Macmillan, 1906
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21518  
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: 356
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to H.G.Wells, dated 15 September, 1906, letterhead: 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. 356,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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