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Record 27684

Reading Experience:

' I've just finished "B[ernal] Diaz". The terminal pages of the preface are just lovely with their irresistable reference to the tempi passati. As to the book itself no personal friend of the old Conquistador could have put it together with greater skill and more tender care.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 26 Feb 1915 and 28 Oct 1915
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: R.(Robert) B.(Bontine) Cunninghame Graham
Title: Bernal Diaz de Castillo:Being Some Account of Him Taken From His True History of the Conquest of New Spain
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1915 Eveleigh Nash
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 27684  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 5, 1912-1916
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: 5
  Page: 520
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to R.B.Cunninghame Grahame 28 October 1915, Capel House.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 5, 1912-1916 (Cambridge, 1996), 5, p. 520,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

See letter 25 February 1915 p. 447 of source text, in which Conrad indicates his intention to order this book immediately, having read a review of it.



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