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Record Number: 19398


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I've lazed-- though I must say I did look through all the stories. It was the first look and I have done no actual underlining.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 19 Jul 1902 and 4 Nov 1902

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Stanford near Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: Pent 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:

Guy de Maupassant

Title:

[Stories]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

Translation by Elsie Hueffer (née Martindale) of selected stories, eventually published in 1903, as 'Stories from de Maupassant' by E.M.

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

19398

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:

450

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Elsie Hueffer (née Martindale) dated 4 November, 1902, Pent Farm.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902, (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 450, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19398, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

See also letter from Joseph Conrad to Ford Madox Ford 19 July 1902 (CL2:435-6) with preemptive advice for Elsie about how to translate Maupassant.

   
   
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