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Record 28880

Reading Experience:

'I dictate these few words to thank you most heartily for your letters and especially for your little tale which I have read with absolute delight and appreciation of every point, and greatest sympathy wth the mind which conceived it and the literary gift which guided the pen. During the last few weeks I have been finishing a novel and have been too absorbed to write to anyone.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 27 Jun 1922 and 19 Jul 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: Bruno Winawer
Title: Slepa latarka (Dark Lantern)
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: We Lwowie : Nakładem Polskiego Wydawnictwa "Nowa Era", 1922.
Provenance: owned
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 28880  
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: 493
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Bruno Winawer, dated 19 July 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. 493,, accessed: 23 September 2023

Additional comments:

The letter to Eric Pinker of 27 June 1922 (p.482 of source text) indicating completion of the text of "The Rover" allows a tentative attribution of a date range for this reading experience.



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