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Record 28909

Reading Experience:

'Many thanks for the two copies, especially the grand format, of Crane's biography. Both sizes are very attractively got up. I very well like your fount and the spacing of the lines. I am going to drop a few lines to Mr Beer to congratulate him on his achievement. It is a live book, more so than any biography I ever read.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Dec 1923 and 6 Dec 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: Thomas Beer
Title: Stephen Crane: A Study in American Letters with an introduction by Joseph Conrad
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Alfred Knopf, 1923
Provenance: owned
sent by publisher


Source Information:

Record ID: 28909  
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: 244
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Alfred Knopf 6 December 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. 244,, accessed: 27 May 2024

Additional comments:

Although Conrad wrote the introduction in March 1923 there is no evidence from his letters that he had read any part of the biography until he received these two copies in December 1923.



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