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Record 28869

Reading Experience:

'Thanks my dearest fellow for he Che[k]hov vol. He is too delightful for words. Very great work. Very great. Do tell your wife of my admiration that grows and grows with every page of her translations I read. The renderings in this vol have impressed me extremely.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 22 Dec 1921 and 27 Jan 1922
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: Anton Chekhov
Title: The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Chatto and Windus 1922, trans. by Constance Garnett
Provenance: owned
sent by translator's husband


Source Information:

Record ID: 28869  
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: 411
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett, 27 Januray 1922, 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. 411,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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