A book for those interested in Conrad's life and work and/or literary detection convincingly performed. Professor Sherry establishes how well Conrad knew the East and how the original material he garnered there was supplemented from other sources; he also shows what Conrad made of his experiences, thus revealing clearly what the artist's own contribution was.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)|
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: The conditions of Conrad's active life; 2. Biography: The Eastern seas; Part 1. 'Lord Jim': 3. That scandal of the Eastern seas; 4. The flesh and blood individual; Part II. 'Lord Jim', 'Almayer's Folly', ' An Outcast of the Islands': 5. The Rajah Laut; 6. An Eastern River; 7. Undoubted sources: dull, wise books; Part III. 'The End of the Tether': 8. An Eastern port: Singapore; 9. The Deputy Neptune and the Arab shipowner; Part IV. 'The Shadow-Line': Exact Autobiography: 10. First command; 11. Conrad's predecessor on the Otago; 12. The delay in Bangkok; 13. The Gulf of Siam; Part V. Conclusion: The Work of the Imagination: 14. 'The Secret Sharer': The basic fact of the tale; 15. Justice to the visible universe; Appendices; References; Index.