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Record Number: 3217


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The first imaginative work by an Englishman ... [Joseph Conrad] read was Nicholas Nickleby (1839).'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1870 and 31 Dec 1870

Country:

Poland or Ukraine

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Dec 1857

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry
'Szlachta', or Polish landed gentry/nobility

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Roman Catholic

Country of Origin:

Poland

Country of Experience:

Poland or Ukraine

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Nicholas Nickleby

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Polish translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3217

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

190

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918, (Oxford, 2006), p. 190, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3217, accessed: 27 February 2020


Additional Comments:

See also Joseph Conrad 'A Personal Record' (Cambridge Edition, 2008) p.71, and record ID 27291.

   
   
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