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Record Number: 20359


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Referring to Elsie Hueffer's translation of Maupassant: 'I've "suggested" on the proof numbered 2 everything that occurred to me as improvement. Your work and your corrections are all right. The preface is extremely good.' Hence follow twelve lines of minor comments about the translation, mostly directed at Ford's preface,rather than Elsie's translation of the text.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 18 Jul 1903 and 15 Jul 1903

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 from de Maupassant [English title]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Proofs

Publication Details

1903. trans. by E.[Elsie] M.[Martindale] [Hueffer] with preface by F.M.Hueffer. Published by Duckworth.

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

20359

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

3

Page:

49-50

Additional Comments:

Letter to Elsie Hueffer (wife of Ford Madox Ford) tentatively dated early August 1903, Pent Farm.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907, (Cambridge, 1988), 3, p. 49-50, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20359, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

See also fn.1, p.49 of source text, also second letter to Elsie Hueffer p.50 of source text, praising her work, and a subsequent letter in French to H.-D. Davray, 22 August 1903, (pp.51-52 of source text) advising him about the forthcoming appearance of this translation in Duckworth's Greenback Library.

   
   
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