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Record Number: 28363


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thank you very much for the books. Monahan I like. E[zra] P[ound] is certainly a poet but I am afraid I am too old and too wooden-headed to appreciate him as perhaps he deserves.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 8 Aug 1917 and 6 Feb 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

London
4C Hyde Park Mansions NW1

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:

Michael Monahan

Title:

New Adventures

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

New York: G.H.Doran, 1917

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28363

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl and Owen Knowles

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 6, 1917-1919

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

6

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Quinn dated 6 February 1918, 4C Hyde Park Mansions NW1

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl and Owen Knowles (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 6, 1917-1919, (Cambridge, 2002), 6, p. 180, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28363, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Identity of text being read is uncertain (see fn.1 p. 180 of source text) but is assumed to be Monahan's most recent publication.

   
   
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