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Record Number: 32329


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I will send you soon a note on Miss Kingsley's book on Africa. C'est un voyageur et un écrivain très remarquable. Her opinions of questions dealing with the colonies are thought a great deal of.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 23 Dec 1898 and 7 Feb 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 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:

Mary Kingsley

Title:

West African Studies

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1899 London Macmillan

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32329

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Karl Frederick R., 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:

156

Additional Comments:

Letter in Polish from Joseph Conrad to Aniela Zagorska, 7 February 1899, Pent Farm. See additional comments below.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R., and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2 1898-1902, (Cambridge, 1986), 2, p. 156, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32329, accessed: 15 November 2019


Additional Comments:

The Polish original of the letter from which this evidence is extracted was never published and is lost. This letter was published in French, but the cited source gives only the subsequent translation into English.

   
   
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