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Record 28854

Reading Experience:

'Many thanks for the charming copy of "The Brassbounder". It is as fresh and attarctive as ever to read and I am still under the charm of this sincere and fascinating record of things that have now passed away for ever.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 4 Jan 1921 and 6 Sep 1921
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds
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: David Bone
Title: The Brassbounder
Genre: Fiction, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: new editions New York: Dutton 1921 and London: Duckworth 1921
Provenance: owned
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 28854  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2005
  Vol: 7
  Page: 336
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to David Bone 2 September 1921, Oswalds

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922 (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 336,, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:

For original reading in 1910 see record ID26468. See also letter 6 January 1921 p.239 of source text when Conrad acknowledged receipt of an advance copy of the new Duckworth edition but declined to write a preface. It is therefore not entirely clear which edition he was re-reading in 1921.



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