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Record 28934

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In the vol entitled "Lear of the Steppes" only the first story is really worth reading. The other two ["Acia" and "Faust"] Turg[enev] wrote in French I believe first and they are not good specimens of his art.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1898 and Jan 1910
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: Aldington, Nr Hythe
Kent
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Ivan Turgenev
Title: A Lear of the Steppes and Other Stories
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Heinemann 1898, translation by Constance Garnett
Provenance: owned
sent by translator's husband

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28934  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, Gene Moore and J.H.Stape
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 9, Uncollected Letters 1892-1923
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2007
  Vol: 9
  Page: 141
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Michael Holland dated December 1909-January 1910, Aldington.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, Gene Moore and J.H.Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 9, Uncollected Letters 1892-1923 (Cambridge, 2007), 9, p. 141, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28934, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

See also record ID 26475.

 

 

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