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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revised and enlarged, the second one version of A Conrad Chronology attracts upon a wealthy diversity of released and unpublished fabrics.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 genuine checklist of Joseph Conrad's unfolding lifestyles as seaman and author in addition to tracing the compositional and e-book background of his significant works.

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11 Pawling visits to go sailing in Hope's yacht and stays the night. Having read the manuscript of The Rescue, he secures book rights for Heinemann. JC plans to read Constance Garnett's translation of Turgenev's Dream Tales and Prose Poems (1897). 13 Overnight visit by Wincenty Lutostawski, whose account of JC and 'The Emigration of Talent' in Kraj (1899) provokes further controversy in Poland (see Apr 1899). 20 Has just read Somerset Maugham's Liza of Lambeth (1897). 22 Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

16 Finishes 'Amy Foster' (fllustrated London News, Dec [TOS]). 17 Goes to Winchelsea for further work on Romance, returning on the 24th. 30 JG visits to discuss his work. During June on a visit to Wells, JC meets Gissing and shows him the manuscript of 'Amy Foster'. 1 July 1 (Mon) Goes to London, delivering parts of the Romance manuscript to JBP, who will forward it to Blackwood with a view to serialisation. 16 Interviewed by a Daily Mail journalist. 18 JG visits to discuss his play 'The Civilized' (never finished).

15 Blackwood rejects Romance, a refusal that prompts JC to invite FMF for a discussion about its disposal and forces JC into closer involvement with its writing. 26 Enjoys Admiral Sir William Robert Kennedy's Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor: Fifty Years in the Navy (1901). November 7 (Thurs) Finishes part ill of Romance by this date, though the novel will preoccupy the two writers until next March. JC now looks forward to starting a short story, probably 'To-morrow', and catches up on his reading of Blackwood's.

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