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Record Number: 20391


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have to thank you for Morel's pamphlet which reached me from L'pool a few days ago.There can be no doubt that his presentation of the commercial policy and the administrative methods of the Congo State is absolutely true. It is a most brazen breach of faith as to Europe. It is in every aspect an enormous and atrocious lie in action.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 10 Dec 1903 and 17 Dec 1903

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Stanford near 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/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:

E.(Edward) D.(Dene) Morel

Title:

The Congo Slave State.

Genre:

Social Science, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

Liverpool 1903.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20391

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

95

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to Roger Casement dated 17th December, 1903, Pent Farm.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907, (Cambridge, 1988), p. 95, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20391, accessed: 22 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Edmund Dene Morel, originally Georges Eduard Pierre Achille Morel de Ville (1873-1924) was a British journalist, author and socialist politician. He collaborated with Roger Casement in founding the Congo Reform Association and leading a campaign against slavery. Casement sought Conrad's support for the campaign. (See also source text p.xxxiii)

   
   
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