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Record Number: 32275


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Among the writers who deserve attention the first is Rudyard Kipling (his last book ,”The Day’s Work”, a novel). J.M. Barrie—a Scotsman. His last book “Sentimental Tommy” (last year).[...] George Moore has published the novel “Evelyn Innes”—un succès d’estime. He is supposed to belong to the naturalistic school and Zola is his prophet. Tout ça, c’est très vieux jeu. A certain Mr.T Watts-Dunton published the novel “Aylwin” a curiosity success, as this Watts-Dunton( who is also a barrister) is apparently a friend of different celebrities in the world of Fine Arts (especially in the pre-Raphaelite School). He has crammed them all into his book. H.G. Wells published this year “The War of the Worlds” and “The Invisible Man”. He is a very original writer, romancier du fantastique, with a very individualist judgement in all things and an astonishing imagination.’

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1898 and 31 Dec 1898

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Essex or Kent
specific address: Ivy Walls Farm or Pent Farm

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

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:

George Moore

Title:

Evelyn Innes

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London T Fisher Unwin 1898

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32275

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R Karl and Laurence Davies

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2 1898-1902

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

2

Page:

138

Additional Comments:

Letter (original in Polish)from Conrad to Aniela Zagorska, Pent Farm,Christmas, 1898

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R Karl and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2 1898-1902, (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 138, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32275, accessed: 08 December 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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