By O. Knowles
Newly revised and enlarged, the second one version of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy diversity of released and unpublished fabrics. It deals an in depth genuine checklist of Joseph Conrad's unfolding lifestyles as seaman and author in addition to tracing the compositional and booklet background of his significant works.
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23 of An Outcast and wishes to consult Garnett. 24 Begins a yachting cruise in Hope’s Ildegonde in the North Sea, sailing as far as the Dutch coast. Unwin is also invited but declines. August 7 (Wed) The cruise ends. 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.
3 Dec) JC’s 29th birthday. (28 Dec) He signs on as second mate, under Captain Richard Jones, in the Falconhurst, leaving London for Penarth. 1887 After a five-day voyage, JC signs off on 2 January, no doubt taking the chance to visit the Spiridions in Cardiff. In Penarth, he hears from his London agent of a vacant berth in the Highland Forest and, not having signed up for a second voyage in the Falconhurst, returns to London in order to join the temporarily captainless ship in Amsterdam. There, later in January during freezing winter days, he supervises the loading of the Highland Forest, before officially signing on as first mate, under Captain John McWhir, and sailing for Java on 18 February.
E. Henley. 14 Has read Sanderson’s manuscript poem ‘An Episode of Southern Seas’, though JC’s cursory expression of admiration leads Sanderson to feel that his friend does not like his work; a week later, JC redeems the situation with apologies and further encouragement. 29 Sends additional copy of The Nigger to Garnett, asking him to forward it via S. S. Pawling (of Heinemann’s) to Henley. December 3 (Thurs) JC’s 39th birthday. 4 Lunches with Garnett at the Anglo-American Restaurant, New Bond Street, bringing a further batch of The Nigger to show him.
A Conrad Chronology by O. Knowles