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By O. Knowles

ISBN-10: 1349100277

ISBN-13: 9781349100279

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ISBN-13: 9781349100293

Newly revised and enlarged, the second one version of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy variety of released and unpublished fabrics. It deals a close actual list of Joseph Conrad's unfolding existence as seaman and author in addition to tracing the compositional and book background of his significant works.

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After entertaining JG, reports that he has finished reading EG's 'A Christmas Play for Children'. 21 The multiplying literary and financial crises of the year leave JC feeling unseasonally gloomy: 'I toil on. So did the gentleman of the name of Sisyphus . . This is the manner of my news' (to CG). 22 JC and FMF call on Wells to find him not at home. 30 With Borys ill, JC is again troubled and gloomy: 'The year for me does not end brightly ... I can't collect my thoughts to any purpose' (to Munro, 30 Dec).

JC exclaims jubilantly of the first draft of AF (to MP), which he goes on to revise in late April and early May. May (Tues) Receives the first part of his inheritance about this time (roughly £120). 17 After revising AF until mid-May, he now reports that the manuscript is in the hands of Edmund Gosse. An anticipated chance of command comes to nothing. 1 July 4 (Wed) AF, under the pseudonym of 'Kamudi', is delivered to T. Fisher Unwin's office. This is followed by a period of illness and enervation which lasts into August.

For the next six months he makes little progress with the novel, increasingly paralysed by approaching deadlines and afflicted by spiralling indecisions and debts. 23 July 12 (Tues) After a visit from the ever-helpful EG, JC writes to him, 'I am waist deep [in The Rescue] and there is no going back'. 15 Visits CG at his London residence. 19 Prompted by CG, JC sees Sir Francis Evans of the Union Line about a possible command. 30 Receives CG's Aurora la Cujifii (1898), already seen in manuscript.

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