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Record 26618

Reading Experience:

'Phew! This [ "The Trial of Jeanne d'Arc" ] is fine.Just one word as the curtain falls for the last time.[...]. I'll with your leave keep the MS for 3 days before I read it again. I wanted to give the very freshest first impression just now, but won't say more at present.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 3 Mar 1911 and 12 Mar 1911
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Orlestone nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: Capel House
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: Edward Garnett
Title: The Trial of Jeanne d'Arc
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: subsequently published by Sidgwick and Jackson 1912
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 26618  
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: 421
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad toEdward Garnett dated 6 March 1911, Capel House.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 421,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

See also Conrad's letters to Edward Garnett of 7 and 12 March 1911, with further comments about the play, though no explicit mention of a second reading.



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