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Newly revised and enlarged, the second one variation of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy diversity of released and unpublished fabrics.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 existence as seaman and author in addition to tracing the compositional and ebook historical past of his significant works.

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The smuggling venture is organized by ‘Rita de Lastaola’, with whom JC supposedly falls in love and on whose behalf he is wounded in a duel in 1878.  29). In addition, the whole episode as later written about by JC must be re-assessed in the light of the version given by Bobrowski when he arrives in Marseilles in March 1878.  179) by Bobrowski suggests that after difficulties concerning his status in French ships, financial setbacks over a proposed smuggling expedition and an indiscreet gambling episode in Monte Carlo, JC returns to Marseilles virtually penniless and attempts suicide by shooting himself in the chest, though without serious injury.

Five weeks later, on 25 September, the Saint-Antoine departs via St Lucia for Saint-Thomas (Virgin Islands), arriving on the 27th for a fortnight’s stay. Leaving on 12 October, she takes a further fortnight 1878 9 to reach Port-au-Prince, Haïti (26 Oct) and departs from Miragoâne on 23 December for Marseilles. On 3 December, JC is 19. 1877 Arriving back in Marseilles on 15 February, JC is prevented by illness from rejoining the Sainte-Antoine when she sails on 31 March. A disagreement with Delestang in early summer leaves him in the position of having to look for gainful employment.

14 Now temporarily abandons The Rescue and lays it aside for a year. 22 Recent reading includes By Reef and Palm (1894) by Louis Becke and A First Fleet Family (1896) by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. 4 (Fri) Poor weather in Brittany prompts the Conrads to cut short their six-month stay and return home, with JC making arrangements to see Unwin in London on the 7th. Thereafter he divides his time between his Gillingham Street lodgings and Stanford-leHope, where he and Jessie can stay with their friends the Hopes until their new Stanford home – a semi-detached villa in Victoria Road – becomes available in late September or early October.

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