By O. Knowles
Newly revised and enlarged, the second one variation of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy variety of released and unpublished fabrics. It bargains an in depth genuine checklist of Joseph Conrad's unfolding existence as seaman and author in addition to tracing the compositional and booklet background of his significant works.
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1895 January 5 (Sat) Sends his first critical essay to Garnett – a preface to Almayer’s Folly, probably written a few days earlier but not published until 1920 in the Doubleday Sun-Dial Edition. This preface challenges opinions on the supposed ‘inferiority’ of non-European peoples expressed by Alice Meynell in ‘Decivilised’, an essay from her The Rhythm of Life (1893). 16 Garnett pays a first visit to JC’s Gillingham Street lodgings; JC has read the former’s An Imaged World: Poems in Prose (1894).
He] spend[s] away from the page’ (to Poradowska: CL, I, 151). April 10 (Tues) Makes a final drive on Almayer’s Folly while staying for the next ten days at Elstree with the Sanderson family, some of whom read his manuscript and provide practical help and encouragement as he completes ch. 11 and presses on with ch. 12. The large, animated Elstree group (there are 13 children in the family) is fascinated by JC’s picturesque yarns, delivered in markedly broken English; the lively gatherings hosted by Ted’s mother 1894 27 Katherine, often include Galsworthy as well as notable teachers and academics from Eton, Harrow and Cambridge, including Lionel Ford, assistant master at Eton, whom JC visits later in the year.
According to JC, he then makes three trips to Paris during the next fortnight on a business venture on behalf of Hope’s brother-in-law, arriving back on the 21st. For his pains, he receives expenses and 200 shares in a South African gold-mining company. 23 Dines with Unwin, who now contracts to publish An Outcast. 26 Contemplates a return to sea as an owner-captain for two or three years. September 17 (Tues) After a year of composition, An Outcast is finished and deposited with Unwin the next day for Garnett to see.
A Conrad Chronology by O. Knowles