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Record 28915

Reading Experience:

'The play arrived yesterday and I read it in the evening (the proper time for plays) with the greatest appreciation.' [...] Some day — if you permit me — I'll send you the copy so you may write your name and mine on the flyleaf.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 18 Feb 1924
Country: England
Time: evening: clearly specified in evidence
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: Allan Monkhouse
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book, playscript
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 28915  
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: 316
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Allan Monkhouse (playwright, and literary critic of the "Manchester Guardian"), 19 February 1924, 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. 316,, accessed: 07 June 2023

Additional comments:

Although the source text gives no indication of the identity of this text, the internal evidence strongly suggests that it was a play by Monkhouse himself.



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