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Conrad's Eastern World - Norman Sherry

Conrad's Eastern World

Paperback Published: 14th March 1977
ISBN: 9780521291200
Number Of Pages: 372

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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.

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'It is important that Norman Sherry's admirable and self-effacing research should not be put on one side as a curious bit of detective work. At the very least it is a unique and indispensable contribution to Conrad biography (there are some fine photographs). But it is more. Indirectly it is major testimony to the greatness and profundity of Conrad's imagination.' Tony Tanner, The Spectator '... the most persistent and exhaustive literary detective work on Conrad ever undertaken. Rarely can there have been a more revealing study of what a great writer can do with his material. For anyone interested in Conrad, [this] book is a must.' The Times 'His work is ... a memorable accomplishment, never likely, in its own special line, to be superseded ...'. Richard Curle, The Guardian

List of illustrations
Introduction: The conditions of Conrad's active life
Biography: The Eastern seas
'Lord Jim'
That scandal of the Eastern seas
The flesh and blood individual
'Lord Jim', 'Almayer's Folly', ' An Outcast of the Islands'
The Rajah Laut
An Eastern River
Undoubted sources: dull, wise books
'The End of the Tether'
An Eastern port: Singapore
The Deputy Neptune and the Arab shipowner
'The Shadow-Line': Exact Autobiography
First command
Conrad's predecessor on the Otago
The delay in Bangkok
The Gulf of Siam
Conclusion: The Work of the Imagination
'The Secret Sharer': The basic fact of the tale
Justice to the visible universe
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ISBN: 9780521291200
ISBN-10: 0521291208
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 14th March 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.47