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Record Number: 26675


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thank you for the fine present.[...] While reading delightedly this little work which shines with so soft a brightness, I have for a moment been able to forget the passage of time.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1911 and 30 Oct 1911

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:

Henry James

Title:

The Outcry

Genre:

Fiction,

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Methuen, October 1911

Provenance

owned
sent by author


Source Information:

Record ID:

26675

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:

496-497

Additional Comments:

Letter in French from Joseph Conrad to Henry James dated ?October 1911, Capel House. See also additional comment

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911, (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 496-497, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26675, accessed: 03 December 2021


Additional Comments:

see fn.1and 2, p. 496 of source text. The recipient of the letter (addressed only as "Cher et bon Maitre") and the text are speculatively but convincingly identified as referring to Henry James and his latest novel.

   
   
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