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Record Number: 32307


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I've read the "Seven Seas" and Jessie has used the scent (after heroic struggles with Kipling's diction and the glass stopper)and we are full of gratitude. Both things are excellent--the scent in its way better than the poems. But this we can discuss.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 5 Dec 1899 and 19 Dec 1899

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Postling nr Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: 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 autor

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:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

The Seven Seas

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Methuen 1896

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32307

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:

225

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jospeh Conrad to John Galsworthy,12th or 19th December 1899, Pent Farm

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2 1898-1902, (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 225, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32307, accessed: 17 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Date range is slightly uncertain, see fn.1 p.225 of source text

   
   
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