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Record 28947

Reading Experience:

'It my be that I failed to understand "The Ascending Effort", but I did not mean to treat Bourne disrespectfully. [But] you will admit that Bourne's writing in its slightly grotesque heaviness made it very difficult to read the whole book in a spirit of impartiality[...].'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: probably England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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: probably England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Bourne [pseud. of George Sturt]
Title: The Ascending Effort
Genre: Poetry, Science, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Constable 1910
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28947  
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: 262
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett, 18 March 1921 Ajaccio.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922 (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 262,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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