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Record Number: 18751


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And the merit of the book ["Jocelyn"], (apart from distinguished literary expression) is just in this: You have given the exact measure of your characters in a language of great felicity,with measure,with poetical appropriateness to characters tragic indeed but within the bounds of their nature. That's what makes the book valuable apart from its many qualities as a piece of literary work.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1898 and 16 Jan 1898

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Stanford-le-Hope
county: Essex
specific address: Ivy Walls Farm

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:

John Galsworthy

Title:

Jocelyn

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

subsequently published 1898 Duckworth undr pseud. of John Sinjohn

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
MS sent by author to Conrad prior to submission to and subsequent rejection by Fisher Unwin


Source Information:

Record ID:

18751

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

2

Page:

22

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy, 16 January 1898, Stanford-le Hope.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902, (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 22, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18751, accessed: 17 December 2018


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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