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Record 21538

Reading Experience:

'I've read your book ["His People"] with the usual delight and more than the usual admiration.[...] Three times I've gone through your pages so vigorous, so personal and so exquisite. What a "Return of the Native" you have given us! "His People" is a wonderful piece of description and an amazing piece of analysis.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 3 Jan 1907 and 14 Jan 1907
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Montpellier
county: Herault
specific address: Continental et Riche Hotel, Place de la Comedie
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: France
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: His People
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Geography / Travel, see additional comment 2. below
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Duckworth,1906
Provenance: owned
Gift from author


Source Information:

Record ID: 21538  
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: 405-406
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.B.Cunninghame Graham dated 14 January 1907, Riche Hotel, Montpellier.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907 (Cambridge, 1988), p. 405-406,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

1.See also letter from Conrad to Cunninghame Graham dated 31 December 1906 requesting a copy of the book. 2. See fn.3, p.406 of source text on the difficulties of assigning a genre to this and to Cunninghame Graham's other short works. 3. In assigning a date range, evidence from other letters (e.g. those to J.B. Pinker dated 21st and 27th February 1906, p.317 of source text, which suggests that that mail between London and Montpellier took two days or less, has been used.



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