Conrad's Lord Jim: A Transcription of the Manuscript. by J. H. Stape, Ernest W. Sullivan II

By J. H. Stape, Ernest W. Sullivan II

Written in 1899-1900, Lord Jim is one of many key works of literary Modernism. a unique of big energy, it hasn't ever been out of print, attracting readers for over a century and variously influencing the advance of twentieth-century fiction. This page-by-page transcription of the surviving manuscript and fragmentary typescript deals a privileged glimpse into the writer's workshop, permitting a reader to stick to heavily the evolution of personality, narrative strategy, and issues. Accompanying the transcription of the radical (about 1/2 which survives) are supplementary fabrics that give a contribution to the tale of its historical past: a brand new transcription of "Tuan Jim" (the Ur-version of the outlet chapters) and the draft model of Conrad's 1917 "Author's be aware" to the unconventional. Lord Jim: A Transcription of the Manuscript makes on hand for the 1st time fabric housed in far-flung files and encourages genetic methods to a piece acclaimed for its polished kind, virtuoso results, and narrative complexity. A "must have" within the library of any student of late-Victorian and Modernist fiction, this quantity will allure all readers with a significant curiosity within the paintings of fiction.

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If you were to say it was a kind of cowardice now – of softness – I would agree. Look here I will put up two hundred rupees if you put up a hundred and persuade the beggar to 30 clear out early to-morrow morning. The fellow’s a gentleman if he ain’t fit to be touched – he will understand. He must! This infernal publicity is too shocking; there he sits while all these confounded natives serangs, calashes, quarter masters are giving evidence that’s enough to burn a man to ashes with shame. This is abominable.

He tried to overwhelm me by the scorn of his glance. “Now you see I am not afraid you try to crawl out it” he said. “Who’s a cur now – Hey? Then I understood. ” he mumbled threateningly. It was indeed a hideous mistake; he had utterly given himself away. I can’t give you an idea Leaf 121 how shocked I was. I suppose he saw some reflection of my feelings in my face because his expression changed just a little “Good God! ” he persisted raising his voice for the first time since the beginning of this deplorable scene.

Brierly went off in a huff. At the time his state of mind was more of a mystery to me than it is now. Leaf 108 new par. Next day coming into court late I sat by myself. Of course I could not forget the conversation I had with Brierly on the subject of Jim’s behaviour. I had them both under my eyes. One suggested gloomy impudence and the other a contemptuous boredom. Yet one attitude may not have been truer than the other and I knew that one was not true Brierly was not bored; he was exasperated.

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