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Record 26675

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Thank you for the fine present.[...] While reading delightedly this little work which shines with so soft a brightness, I have for a moment been able to forget the passage of time.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Oct 1911 and 30 Oct 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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry James
Title: The Outcry
Genre: Fiction,
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Methuen, October 1911
Provenance: owned
sent by author

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26675  
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: 496-497
  Additional comments: Letter in French from Joseph Conrad to Henry James dated ?October 1911, Capel House. See also additional comment

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 496-497, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26675, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

see fn.1and 2, p. 496 of source text. The recipient of the letter (addressed only as "Cher et bon Maitre") and the text are speculatively but convincingly identified as referring to Henry James and his latest novel.

 

 

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