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Record Number: 29013


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'What really brought us [Ford and Conrad] together was a devotion to Flaubert and Maupassant. We discovered we both had Félicité, "St.-Julien l'Hospitalier", immense passages of "Madame Bovary", "La Nuit", "Ce Cochon de Morin" and immense passages of "Une Vie" by heart. Or so nearly by heart that what the one faltered over the other could take up.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 1896

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Une Vie

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Paris: Ollendorf 1883

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

29013

Source:

Print

Author:

Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer)

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1924

Vol:

n/a

Page:

36

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer), Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance, (London, 1924), p. 36, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29013, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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