The Wonderful Visit

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The Wonderful Visit

Reading experience
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"Strangely enough--about five months ago--when turning over the last page of the ""Wonderful Visit"" in the full impresion of the suggestive charm and full realism of that book, I remember reflecting--with contemptible bitterness--that a mind which could conceive and execute such a work was utterly beyond my reach.[...] I have only read the ""Time Machine"" the ""Wonderful Visit"" the ""Bacillus"" volume of short stories--and I am informed to day that ""Dr Moreau "" is just now on his way to my island. I expect to have the delight of his acquaintance tomorrow. Your book[s?] [presumably ""Wonderful Visit"" or all three texts mentioned as read] lay hold of me with a grasp that can be felt. I am held by the charm of their expression and of their meaning." Thereafter follows several more lines of effusive commentary.

Source

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897

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Reader
Conrad, Joseph
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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/73949
Accessed on 2019/12/15 10:09:23

Related place
England
Related people
Conrad, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897
Related place
England
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The Wonderful Visit

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-18588

Evidence

"Strangely enough--about five months ago--when turning over the last page of the ""Wonderful Visit"" in the full impresion of the suggestive charm and full realism of that book, I remember reflecting--with contemptible bitterness--that a mind which could conceive and execute such a work was utterly beyond my reach.[...] I have only read the ""Time Machine"" the ""Wonderful Visit"" the ""Bacillus"" volume of short stories--and I am informed to day that ""Dr Moreau "" is just now on his way to my island. I expect to have the delight of his acquaintance tomorrow. Your book[s?] [presumably ""Wonderful Visit"" or all three texts mentioned as read] lay hold of me with a grasp that can be felt. I am held by the charm of their expression and of their meaning." Thereafter follows several more lines of effusive commentary.

Source

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Conrad, Joseph
Aged 38-39 [Experience was between 1895 and 1896, born in 1857]

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Date of Reading Experience
December 1 1895 - January 31 1896
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/73949
Accessed on 2019/12/15 10:09:23

Related place
England
Related people
Conrad, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 1, 1861-1897
Related place
England
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