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A Conrad Chronology by O. Knowles

By O. Knowles

Newly revised and enlarged, the second one version of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy diversity of released and unpublished fabrics. It deals an in depth real list of Joseph Conrad's unfolding lifestyles as seaman and author in addition to tracing the compositional and booklet heritage of his significant works.

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From there, the Otago sails (7 Aug) to Port Louis, Mauritius, via the potentially dangerous Torres Strait, arriving on 30 September. During a two-month stay, JC is remembered by a Frenchman working in Port Louis (in what is the first extended description of him) as a man of ‘perfect education’ who, unlike any of his seamen-colleagues, presents himself as a dandy, wearing a bowler hat, stylish clothes and gloves, with a gold-knobbed cane – an appearance that helps to explain why JC is nicknamed ‘the Russian count’ by other ships’ captains.

After ten weeks of service, during which he improves his colloquial and nautical English, he signs off the Skimmer (23 Sept) and returns to London. With the help of James Sutherland, a shipping-agent, he soon secures a berth as ordinary seaman in the wool clipper Duke of Sutherland, bound for Australia. Under Captain John McKay, the Duke departs on 15 October. On the outward passage he celebrates his 21st birthday (3 Dec) and rounds the Cape of Good Hope for the first time (26 Dec). 1880 11 1879 (31 Jan) The Duke of Sutherland arrives in Sydney, with JC remaining on board as watchman during her five-month stay alongside the Circular Quay, overlooking busy George Street.

168). An early literary exercise, ‘The Princess and the Page: A True Fairy Tale for Grown-up Princesses’ (a possible translation from an original French fairy tale) may belong to this period; later, JC presents the manuscript of the tale to Edward Garnett, probably in the autumn of 1896. In an effort to dispel the feeling that he is ‘vegetating’ (to Poradowska: CL, I, 98), he signs on as first mate under Captain W. H. Cope in the Torrens (19 Nov), which sails from London on the next day. This celebrated vessel, one of the fastest sailing ships of her time, is memorialized by JC years later in ‘The Torrens: A Personal Tribute’ (LE).

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