'Twixt Land and Sea

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"[...]dared say I would give him a cup of coffee presently.
"I am afraid you will have a poor breakfast," I cried apologetically. "We have been sixty-one days at sea, you know."
A quiet little laugh, with a "That'll be all right, Captain," was his answer. All this, words, intonation, the glimpsed attitude of the man in the cuddy, had an unexpected character, a something friendly in it-propitiatory. And my surprise was not diminished thereby. What did this call mean? Was it the ...
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"[...]dared say I would give him a cup of coffee presently.
"I am afraid you will have a poor breakfast," I cried apologetically. "We have been sixty-one days at sea, you know."
A quiet little laugh, with a "That'll be all right, Captain," was his answer. All this, words, intonation, the glimpsed attitude of the man in the cuddy, had an unexpected character, a something friendly in it-propitiatory. And my surprise was not diminished thereby. What did this call mean? Was it the sign of some dark design against my commercial innocence?
Ah! These commercial interests-spoiling the finest life under the sun. Why must the sea be used for trade-and for war as well? Why kill and traffic on it, pursuing selfish aims of no great importance after all? It would have been so much nicer just to sail about with here and there a port and a bit of land to stretch one's legs on, buy a few books and get a change of cooking for a while. But, living in a world more or less homicidal and desperately mercantile, it was plainly my duty to make the best of its opportunities.
My owners' letter had left it to me, as I have said before, to do my best for[...]".
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  • ISBN-13: 9781502888549
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2015
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conrad

J. A. Berthoud is Emeritus Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of York.

Laura L. Davis is Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English at Kent State University.

S. W. Reid is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Conrad Studies at Kent State University.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Jósef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 3, 1857
    2. Place of Birth:
      Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      August 3, 1924
    2. Place of Death:
      Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

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Abbreviations

'Twixt Land and Sea: Tales 1

Author's Note 5

A Smile of Fortune 11

The Secret Sharer 79

Freya of the Seven Isles 121

The Texts: An Essay 203

The Secret Sharer 205

A Smile of Fortune 225

Freya of the Seven Isles 249

Book Editions 280

Copy-texts 288

Emendation 293

The 'Author's Note' 304

The Cambridge Texts 309

Apparatus 311

Emendation and Variation 311

Emendations of Accidentals 411

End-of-Line Word-Division 428

Appendices 429

A Provenance of the Early Documents 429

B The Titles of the Tales 438

C The London Magazine 442

D A Smile of Fortune: Pagination of the First Typescript Fragment 445

E A Smile of Fortune: Correspondence with the London Magazine 446

F A Smile of Fortune: The Serial Version of the Prologue and Ending 449

G Freya of the Seven Isles: The Garnett Controversy 457

H Freya of the Seven Isles: Marks in Pencil on the First Typescript 459

I The Epigraph and the Dedication 462

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