The Woman Who Did

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The Woman Who Did

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"Grant Allen’s”[The] Woman Who Did”, c’est un livre mort. Gr.[ant]Allen is a man of inferior intelligence and his work is not art in any sense. “[The] Woman Who Did” had a kind of success, of curiosity mostly—and that only among the philistines –the sort of people who read Marie Corelli and Hall Caine. Neither of these writers belongs to literature. All three are very popular with the public—and they are also puffed in the press.[...] Grant Allen is considered a man of letters among scholars and a scholar among men of letters. He writes popular scientific manuals equally well. En somme—un imbecile. Marie Corelli is not noticed critically by the serious reviews. She is simply ignored. Her books sell largely; Hall Caine is a kind of male Marie Corelli.[...] Among the writers who deserve attention the first is Rudyard Kipling (his last book, ”The Day’s Work”,a novel). J.M. Barrie—a Scotsman. His last book “Sentimental Tommy” (last year).[...] George Moore has published the novel “Evelyn Innes”—un succès d’estime. He is supposed to belong to to the naturalistic school and Zola is his prophet. Tout ça, c’est très vieux jeu. A certain Mr. T Watts-Dunton published the novel “Aylwin”, a curiosity success, as this Watts-Dunton (who is also a barrister) is apparently a friend of different celebrities in the world of Fine Arts (especially in the pre-Raphaelite School). He has crammed them all into his book. H.G. Wells published this year “The War of the Worlds” and “The Invisible Man”. He is a very original writer, romancier du fantastique, with a very individualist judgement in all things and an astonishing imagination.’

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The time and location of this reading experience is speculative. The evidence suggests that Conrad at some stage picked up and at least browsed in this bestseller, though the actual extent of his (obviously negative) engagement with this text is unclear. It is even les clear that he had read works by Marie Corelli and Hall Caine and may simply have been sufficiently aware of their reputation to warn his correspondent. These two have therefore not been included as individual RED entries

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The Woman Who Did

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Evidence

"Grant Allen’s”[The] Woman Who Did”, c’est un livre mort. Gr.[ant]Allen is a man of inferior intelligence and his work is not art in any sense. “[The] Woman Who Did” had a kind of success, of curiosity mostly—and that only among the philistines –the sort of people who read Marie Corelli and Hall Caine. Neither of these writers belongs to literature. All three are very popular with the public—and they are also puffed in the press.[...] Grant Allen is considered a man of letters among scholars and a scholar among men of letters. He writes popular scientific manuals equally well. En somme—un imbecile. Marie Corelli is not noticed critically by the serious reviews. She is simply ignored. Her books sell largely; Hall Caine is a kind of male Marie Corelli.[...] Among the writers who deserve attention the first is Rudyard Kipling (his last book, ”The Day’s Work”,a novel). J.M. Barrie—a Scotsman. His last book “Sentimental Tommy” (last year).[...] George Moore has published the novel “Evelyn Innes”—un succès d’estime. He is supposed to belong to to the naturalistic school and Zola is his prophet. Tout ça, c’est très vieux jeu. A certain Mr. T Watts-Dunton published the novel “Aylwin”, a curiosity success, as this Watts-Dunton (who is also a barrister) is apparently a friend of different celebrities in the world of Fine Arts (especially in the pre-Raphaelite School). He has crammed them all into his book. H.G. Wells published this year “The War of the Worlds” and “The Invisible Man”. He is a very original writer, romancier du fantastique, with a very individualist judgement in all things and an astonishing imagination.’

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The time and location of this reading experience is speculative. The evidence suggests that Conrad at some stage picked up and at least browsed in this bestseller, though the actual extent of his (obviously negative) engagement with this text is unclear. It is even les clear that he had read works by Marie Corelli and Hall Caine and may simply have been sufficiently aware of their reputation to warn his correspondent. These two have therefore not been included as individual RED entries

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Accessed on 2022/09/26 22:15:33

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Conrad, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
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Related place
England
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              <ptr target="ukred-32272">"Grant Allen’s”[The] Woman Who Did”, c’est un livre mort. Gr.[ant]Allen is a man of inferior intelligence and his work is not art in any sense. “[The] Woman Who Did” had a kind of success, of curiosity mostly—and that only among the philistines –the sort of people who read Marie Corelli and Hall Caine.  Neither of these writers belongs to literature.  All three are very popular with the public—and they are also puffed in the press.[...] Grant Allen is considered a man of letters among scholars and a scholar among men of letters. He writes popular scientific manuals equally well. En somme—un imbecile. Marie Corelli is not noticed critically by the serious reviews. She is simply ignored.  Her books sell largely; Hall Caine is a kind of male Marie Corelli.[...] Among the writers who deserve attention the first is Rudyard Kipling (his last book, ”The Day’s Work”,a novel). J.M. Barrie—a Scotsman. His last book “Sentimental Tommy” (last year).[...] George Moore has published the novel “Evelyn Innes”—un succès d’estime. He is supposed to belong to to the  naturalistic school and Zola is his prophet. Tout ça, c’est très vieux jeu. A certain Mr. T Watts-Dunton published the novel “Aylwin”, a curiosity success, as this Watts-Dunton (who is also a barrister) is apparently a friend of different celebrities in the world of Fine Arts (especially in the pre-Raphaelite School). He has crammed them all into his book. H.G. Wells published this year  “The War of the Worlds” and “The Invisible Man”. He is a very original writer, romancier du fantastique, with a very individualist judgement in all things and an astonishing imagination.’</ptr>
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