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Record 28965

Reading Experience:

'When I was a bit older he read to me from Edward Lear's "Nonsense Songs and Stories". "Mr Yongy Bongy Bo", "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" and "The Old Man from the Kingdom of Tess", were favorites, but he enjoyed reading all of them.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1910 and 1914
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: Orlestone nr. Ashford
Capel House
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: Gentry
Gentry 'Szlachta', or Polish landed gentry/nobility
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: Roman Catholic
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
John Conrad, Joseph's Conrad's younger son
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Lear
Title: Nonsense Songs and Stories
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first published London: Robert John Bush, 1871, 9th edn. London: Warne, 1895 may have been the one being read
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 28965  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Conrad
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 20
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Conrad, Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered  (Cambridge, 1981), n/a, p. 20,, accessed: 29 March 2023

Additional comments:



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