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Record 27211

Reading Experience:

'The subject before the meeting was Joseph Conrad. R.H. Robson introduced the subject with an interesting essay & a number of readings were given to illustrate his descriptive power & his style. C.I. Evans helped by H.M. Wallis read from Lord Jim Mrs Reynolds - Almayer's Folly Mrs Rawlings - Typhoon Joseph Conrad seemed to have been known to but few of the club before the meeting, but certainly as a result members will turn to his writings with considerable [interest] and find possibly that a new star has sailed into their literary sky. If so one object of the club, to be a literary telescope, will have been achieved.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Oct 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Reading
specific address: School 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:Reginald Robson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Reginald Robson
Title: [paper on Conrad]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 27211  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest E. Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: Private collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 41-2

Citation: Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  Private collection, p. n/a, p. 41-2,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (



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