The Canterbury Tales

Reading experience

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The Canterbury Tales

Reading experience
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Evidence

"In a little while came the books . [..] I"ve read ""Vathek"" at once. C"est tres bien. What an infernal imagination! The style is cold and I do not see in the work the immense promise as set forth by the introduction. Chaucer I have dipped into, reading aloud as you advised. I am afraid I am not English enough to appreciate fully the father of English literature. Moreover I am generally insensible to verse. Thereupon came ""The Stealing of the Mare"" This I delight in. I"ve read it at once and right through. It is quite inspiring most curious and altogether fascinating."

Source

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Conrad, Joseph
Aged 42 [Experience in 1899, born in 1857]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
February 8 - 26 1899
Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
The observation see fn.2 p. 172 of source text notes, that ""The Franklin's Tale"" provided the epigraph for ""The Rescue"", would tend to provide some evidence that ""The Canterbury Tales"" was the text being read, rather than one of Chaucer's lesser known works.

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Accessed on 2019/11/18 07:04:11

Related place
England
Related people
Conrad, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902
Related place
England
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The Canterbury Tales

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-18924

Evidence

"In a little while came the books . [..] I"ve read ""Vathek"" at once. C"est tres bien. What an infernal imagination! The style is cold and I do not see in the work the immense promise as set forth by the introduction. Chaucer I have dipped into, reading aloud as you advised. I am afraid I am not English enough to appreciate fully the father of English literature. Moreover I am generally insensible to verse. Thereupon came ""The Stealing of the Mare"" This I delight in. I"ve read it at once and right through. It is quite inspiring most curious and altogether fascinating."

Source

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Conrad, Joseph
Aged 42 [Experience in 1899, born in 1857]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
February 8 - 26 1899
Time of Reading Experience
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EuRED : experience frequency
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
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EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
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Notes
The observation see fn.2 p. 172 of source text notes, that ""The Franklin's Tale"" provided the epigraph for ""The Rescue"", would tend to provide some evidence that ""The Canterbury Tales"" was the text being read, rather than one of Chaucer's lesser known works.

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 2, 1898-1902
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/74466
Accessed on 2019/11/18 07:04:11

Related place
England
Related people
Conrad, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 2, 1898-1902
Related place
England
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