A Conrad Chronology by O. Knowles

By O. Knowles

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revised and enlarged, the second one version of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy variety of released and unpublished fabrics.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

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27 Delivers part of Romance manuscript to JBP and continues work on part IV. February 3 (Mon) While in London to lunch with James Blackwood and Meldrum, JC hears of the death of FMF's father-in-law. 4 Still in desperate financial straits, he feels out the possibility of further advances from Blackwood. 25 Proposes to JBP that the latter buy out his life-insurance policy, to be paid off by future writings. JBP agrees, the first of many instances when he comes to JC's rescue. During the month JC reads and responds to Wells's published lecture The Discovery of the Future (1902).

Voynich's The Gadfly (1897). The last of the NN proofs are out of JC's hands. 14 Arranges with EG for a visit to meet the latter's mother (on the 22nd). 15 Meets Stephen Crane for the first time, of whom the day previously JC has written to EG, 'I do admire him. ' Introduced by Pawling, the two men lunch, are immediately attracted to each other, and spend the rest of the day together. 26 Invites EG to lunch in London (on the 28th), telling him that he has 'at last made a start with the Rescue'.

November 12 (Sat) Reads FMF's first novel, The Shifting of the Fire (1892), while making desultory progress on The Rescue. 16 Calls on, but fails to see, Wells. 17 Though collaboration will not effectively begin until October 1899, JC invites FMF to Pent Farm to read out parts of Romance, a synopsis of which will be constructed in late 1898 or early 1899. 22 The deadline for serialisation of The Rescue in fllustrated London News is by this date put back to April 1899. JC is flattered by Max Nordau's appreciation of his work.

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