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Record 25551

Reading Experience:

'I wrote yesterday to P[erceval] G[ibbon] about his Afrikander memories. I didn't quite tell him how good they are for fear he should think I was gushing. But really, in that short production, look at the poetic vision, the existence of simple language, the breadth and force of the effects.' Hence follow 15 lines of praise.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 21 Apr 1909 and 4 May 1909
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Aldington, Nr Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: Forehead
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: Reginald Perceval Gibbon
Title: Afrikander Memories
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: English Review, May 1909
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 25551  
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: 229
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.D.Mackintosh, dated 5 May 1909, Aldington.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 229,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:

For note on Gibbon, war correpondent, journalist and novelist, see p.xl-xli of source text. R.D. Mackintosh was a Scottish doctor and friend of Conrad practising in SW London.



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