Nigger, p. xii. Also Edward Noble, ed., Five Letters by Joseph Conrad
Written to Edward Noble in 1895 ( London: Privately Printed, 1925), p. 11.
The Shadow Line: A Confession, p. viii. He called Scevola, in The Rover, "to be frank about it, a pathological case" ( Life and Letters, II, 326).
Life and Letters, II, 78.
Life and Letters, II, 116. Writing about his work to Doubleday, Page and
Company in 1913, he commented somewhat acrimoniously: "Is it interesting?
Well, I have been and am being translated into all the European languages,
except Spanish and Italian. They would hardly do that for a bore" (Ibid., II, 147).
Life and Letters, II, 68.
Ibid., II, 139. Similar statements appear in Tales of Unrest (p. ix): "The
sustained invention of a really telling lie demands a talent which I do not
possess"; and in The Arrow of Gold: A Story between Two Notes (p. ix): "In
the case of this book I was unable to supplement these deficiencies by the exercise of my inventive faculty. It was never very strong; and on this occasion
its use would have seemed exceptionally dishonest."
Set of Six, pp. ix-x.
Personal Record, p. xvii. He communicated the same information to Curle ( Last Twelve Years, p. 36) and Mégroz ( Joseph Conrad's Mind and
Method, p. 41).
Youth and Gaspar Ruiz ( London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons,
Ltd. [ 1920]), p. 167.
Letter to Mme. Poradowska dated "Samedi" and assigned by Dr. Gee to
Saturday, August 18, 1894 ( Yale).
Personal Record, p. xvii, and Nigger, p. xiv.
Letters from Joseph Conrad, p. 59.
Life and Letters, II, 14.
Personal Record, pp. xv-xvi.
Last Essays, p. 80. Also Arrow of Gold, p. ix.
"But if I had not got to know Almayer pretty well it is almost certain
there would never have been a line of mine in print" ( Personal Record, p. 87).
Personal Record, pp. 87-89, Nigger, pp. 172-173, and Youth, pp. 41-42.
Life and Letters, II, 147.
See Conrad on the relative importance of subject and treatment ( Letters
from Joseph Conrad, pp. 292-293, and Life and Letters, II, 54).
"Conrad After Fourteen Years," Yale University Library Gazette, XIII
( July, 1938), 6.
Life and Letters, II, 316.
Within the Tides: Tales, p. viii.
29. Richard Curle, ed., Conrad to a Friend ( Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1928), p. 153. The suggestion was
taken: see the almost verbatim use of this sentence and other parts of the letter in Curle "History of Mr. Conrad's Books" (London Times Literary Supplement, no. 1,128 [ August 30, 1923], 570).