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Record Number: 28970


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He admired Edward Lear and would spend whole evenings reading "The Nonsense Songs and Stories" and he was also very fond of the Lewis Carroll books. The verses in these seemed to have a particular attraction for him and he would read them through aloud several times.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1910 and 1914

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Orlestone nr. Ashford
county: Kent
specific address: Capel House
location in dwelling: probably drawing room

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
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

Younger son John and possibly other family members


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lewis Carroll [pseud.]

Title:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through the Looking Glass

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Macmillan 1865 and 1871

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28970

Source:

Print

Author:

John Conrad

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

84

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Conrad, Joseph Conrad: Times Remembered , (Cambridge, 1981), p. 84, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28970, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

The source text (p.84) suggests that these experiences took place in the drawing room at Capel House. See also record ID 28965 for reading of Edward Lear.

   
   
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