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Record 21663

Reading Experience:

'The first instalment of your story in the PMM ["Pall Mall Magazine"] opens the year brilliantly. How good you are in presenting the human interest of a story in terms of jesting.' Hence follow about eight lines of praise and encouragement.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 1 Jan 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: H.(Herbert) G.(George) Wells
Title: The War in the Air
Genre: Fiction, Science
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: London, Pall Mall Magazine January 1908
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21663  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4, 1908-1911
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 6
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to H.G Wells dated 1st January 1908, Someries,Luton

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4, 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), p. 6,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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