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Record 28892

Reading Experience:

'I have read your delightful and penetrating (I use the word deliberately) "[Mysterious] Japan". I have the book. I was looking into it again only the other day. Pray do send me your "Roosevelt" and don't forget to write your name on the flyleaf.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1921 and 30 Jan 1923
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: Julian Street
Title: Mysterious Japan
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Garden City and Toronto: Doubleday Page, 1922 (also London: Heinemann 1922)
Provenance: owned
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Source Information:

Record ID: 28892  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2008
  Vol: 8
  Page: 11
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Julian Street, dated 20 January 1923, Oswalds

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 8,1923-1924 (Cambridge, 2008), 8, p. 11,, accessed: 21 March 2023

Additional comments:

Although a UK edition of this text appeared in 1922, it is likely, given the close relationship between Conrad and F.N. Doubleday, that he owned and had read the US edition. An attempt will be made to verify this.



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