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Record Number: 26477


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The other day I took up "Yvette". How well she [Ada Galsworthy] has done it all!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1910 and 7 Nov 1910

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Orlestone nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: Capel House

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:

Yvette and Other Stories

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Duckworth 1904 Ada Galsworthy's translation 'Yvette and Other Stories' with preface by Conrad, translator listed as 'A.G.'

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26477

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

4

Page:

388

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy dated 8 November, 1910 Capel House.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911, (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 388, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26477, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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