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Record Number: 18593


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had this morning a charming surprise in the shape of the "Spoils of Poynton" sent me by H. James with a very characteristic and friendly inscription on the flyleaf. I need not tell you how pleased I am. I have already read the book. It is as good as anything of his--almost--a story of love and wrongheadedness revolving around a houseful of artistic furniture. It's Henry James and nothing but Henry James.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

13 Feb 1897

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Stanford-le-Hope
county: Essex

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
'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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry James

Title:

The Spoils of Poynton

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Heinemann, 1897

Provenance

owned
gift from author


Source Information:

Record ID:

18593

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

1

Page:

339

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett, 13 February 1897 August, Essex.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897, (Cambridge, 1983), 1, p. 339, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18593, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

'The Spoils of Poynton' had appeared just one week earlier on 7 February 1897

   
   
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