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revised and enlarged, the second one version of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy variety of released and unpublished fabrics.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

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19 Oct) She leaves for Calcutta, arriving on 19 November for a seven-week stay in port. (Late Nov) JC is determined to pass his master's examination next year, but also restless and dissatisfied with the Merchant Marine and earnestly contemplating an investment in a whaling venture as a way of making 'a fresh start in the world' (to Kliszczewski, 25 Nov). (12 Jan) The Tilkhurst sails from Calcutta. (16 June) After a total voyage of 14 months, she arrives in Dundee. (17 June) JC signs off and leaves for London.

Sends off a second batch of 'Heart of Darkness', accomplished 'under difficulties' (to Meldrum). Crane returns to England from Cuba. Receives a copy of Maupassant's Des Vers (1880). Academy 'crowns' TU as one of the most promising books of the year, its laudation probably penned by Bennett. Of 36 A Conrad Chronology the 50 guineas prize, £50 is sent to Krieger, leaving JC with an outstanding debt of £130. 29 Borys's postponed christening takes place in Hythe. 30 In London for two days, sees EG, 'publishers and other horrors' (to CG, 2 Feb).

9 Jessie has been unwell, though she is a 'very good comrade and no bother at all' (to EG}, again busying herself as JC's typist. A Conrad Chronology 24 13 Sends the first chapter of The Rescue to EG, who praises it warmly. 22 Requests Unwin to send him a Malay dictionary for his present work. May 16 (Sat) An anonymous notice of OI in the Saturday Review laments JC's excesses of style but judges the novel to be 'perhaps the finest piece of fiction that has been published this year, as Almayer's Folly was one of the finest .

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