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Record 21662

Reading Experience:

' I have had the new edition of Sta. Teresa sent down for a leisurely re-reading. It seems no end of years since I read first this wonderful book--the revelation for the profane of a unique saint and a unique writer.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 14 Jan 1907 and 31 Dec 1908
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: near Luton
county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Someries, Luton Hoo Estate
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: Gabriela Cunninghame Graham
Title: Santa Teresa: Her Life and Times
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. (posthumous edition with new preface see fn.5 p491 of source text)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 21662  
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: 491-92
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.B.Cunninghame Graham dated 7th October 1907, Someries, Luton.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907 (Cambridge, 1988), p. 491-92,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

Date range of reading experience is highly speculative since exact date of publication of the new edition is not known therefore the date range has been estimated by the date of the previous letter to recipient (14 January 1907) in which there was no mention of this book, and a further reference to receipt of a copy of the same book directly from Cunninghame Graham,the author's widower in a subsequent letter dated either July or August 1908 (Collected Letters Vol 4 ed. Karl and Davies, Cambridge ,1990, p.89) .



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