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Record Number: 33615


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With his first wages Conrad bought a volume of Shakespeare, and at sea he also read Mill's "Principles of Political Economy".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1878 and 16 Feb 1894

Country:

At sea

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: On board ship

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:

At sea

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Stuart Mill

Title:

Principles of Political Economy

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33615

Source:

Print

Author:

R. L. Mégroz

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Talk with Joseph Conrad and a Criticism of His Mind and Method

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1926

Vol:

n/a

Page:

101

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

R. L. Mégroz, A Talk with Joseph Conrad and a Criticism of His Mind and Method, (London, 1926), p. 101, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33615, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Date range speculative, covering all Conrad's British maritime career. Probably read on his long voyages across the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

   
   
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