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Record 28970

Reading Experience:

'He admired Edward Lear and would spend whole evenings reading "The Nonsense Songs and Stories" and he was also very fond of the Lewis Carroll books. The verses in these seemed to have a particular attraction for him and he would read them through aloud several times.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1910 and 1914
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Orlestone nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: Capel House
location in dwelling: probably drawing room
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)
Younger son John and possibly other family members
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lewis Carroll [pseud.]
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through the Looking Glass
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Macmillan 1865 and 1871
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 28970  
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: 84
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Conrad, Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered  (Cambridge, 1981), p. 84,, accessed: 16 June 2024

Additional comments:

The source text (p.84) suggests that these experiences took place in the drawing room at Capel House. See also record ID 28965 for reading of Edward Lear.



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