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Record 24744

Reading Experience:

'Thanks ever so much for the book. One would want a long and warm talk about it.To set down the several trains of thought suggested by your pages would take many pieces of papers like this. I must resist the temptation.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 15 Feb 1908 and 4 1908
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Luton Hoo Estate
county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Someries
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. G.(Herbert George) Wells
Title: New Words for Old: A Plain Account of Modern Socialism
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Archibald Constable and Co.: London, 1908 (first publication)
Provenance: owned
Gift from author


Source Information:

Record ID: 24744  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: 4
  Page: 53
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to H.G.Wells dated 4 March 1908, Someries.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 53,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

Date range speculative but likely to be very much tighter, since Conrad unless travelling or ill/incapacitated, generally replied immediately to his correspondents particularly those who sent him books.



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