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Record 28977

Reading Experience:

'At the foot of the bed was an oak "library table" [...]. There were several piles of books on it, W. W. Jacobs for light reading, de Maupassant, Flaubert, Galsworthy, Cunninghame Graham, various periodicals, and a book, which has always been a mystery to me, "Out of the Hurly Burly" by Max Ad[e]ler. In the window stood an arm chair of cherry wood, lacquered black, on which my father often sat to read for half an hour or so before "turning in".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds
location in dwelling: Bedroom
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham
Title: n/a
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 28977  
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: 149
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Conrad, Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered  (Cambridge, 1981), n/a, p. 149,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

These observations, which form part of John Conrad's memories during his adolescence at Oswalds, are included as part of the broader evidence for Conrad's reading experiences/habits.



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