The Portable Conrad

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2007-11-27
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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A great novelist of the sea, a poet of the tropics, a critic of empire and analyst of globalization, a harbinger of the modern spy novel, an unparalleled observer of the moments in which people are stripped of their illusions—Joseph Conrad is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. This revised edition of The Portable Conradfeatures the best known and most enduring of Conrad’s works, including The Secret Agent, Heart of Darkness, and The Nigger of the Narcissus,”as well as shorter tales like Amy Forster”and The Secret Sharer,”a selection of letters, and his observations on the sinking of the Titanic.

Author Biography

Joseph Conrad (1857-û1924) began his literary writing career after eight years at sea, traveling to the various exotic lands that would become the backdrop of his greatest stories.
Michael Gorra is a professor of English at Smith College and the author of After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
J.H. Stape is the author of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad.
Robert Hampson is a professor of modern literature in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Owen Knowles is a research fellow at the University of Hull.
Michael Newton teaches at the University of Leiden.
Allan Simmons is a reader in English literature at St. Mary-'s College, Strawberry Hill.

Table of Contents

Joseph Conrad: A Chronology
A Calm and a Stormp. 1
The Secret Sharer: An Episode from the Coastp. 7
Preface to The Nigger of the "Narcissus"p. 47
The Nigger of the "Narcissus": A Tale of the Seap. 53
Three Storiesp. 177
Karain: A Memoryp. 183
Amy Fosterp. 221
The Warrior's Soulp. 250
Heart of Darknessp. 271
Heart of Darknessp. 277
The Secret Agentp. 365
Author's Notep. 371
The Secret Agent: A Simple Talep. 379
Essays, Autobiography, and Lettersp. 605
Autocracy and Warp. 611
Some Reflections on the Loss of the Titanicp. 635
From The Mirror of the Sea, "Initiation"p. 647
From A Personal Recordp. 656
To Marguerite Poradowska, 26 September 1890p. 673
To Karol Zagorski, 10 March 18 96p. 675
To R. B. Cunninghame Graham, 20 December 1897p. 677
To Edward Garnett, 29 March 1898p. 678
To John Galsworthy, 12 March 1899p. 680
To R. B. Cunninghame Graham, 14 October 1899p. 681
To William Blackwood, 31 May 1902p. 682
To Roger Casement, 21 December 1903p. 684
To William Rothenstein, 3 September 1904p. 686
To J. B. Pinker, 30 July 1907p. 686
To J. B. Pinker, 16? July 1908p. 688
To Edward Garnett, 27 May 1912p. 689
To John Quinn, January 1917p. 689
To John Quinn, 6 February 1918p. 692
To Hugh Walpole, 10 February 1922p. 694
To C. K. Scott Moncrieff, 17 December 1922p. 695
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 697
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