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Record Number: 28869


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thanks my dearest fellow for the Che[k]hov vol. He is too delightful for words. Very great work. Very great. Do tell your wife of my admiration that grows and grows with every page of her translations I read. The renderings in this vol have impressed me extremely.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 22 Dec 1921 and 27 Jan 1922

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bishopsbourne
county: Kent
specific address: Oswalds

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:

Anton Chekhov

Title:

The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Chatto and Windus 1922, trans. by Constance Garnett

Provenance

owned
sent by translator's husband


Source Information:

Record ID:

28869

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2005

Vol:

7

Page:

411

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Edward Garnett, 27 Januray 1922, Oswalds

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 7, 1920-1922, (Cambridge, 2005), 7, p. 411, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28869, accessed: 29 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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