To my wife Virginia and to the English Department Secretaries, Mrs. Ebba Hammerberg and Mrs. Edith Lapins, for typing the manuscripts of this volume. To Miss Roberta Smith, Reference Librarian at the University of Connecticut Library, for her constant research-aid. To Mr. John Conrad and Mr. Richard Curle and Dr. Wit Tarnawski for correspondence on various matters, and to Professor Albert J. Guerard, Jr. for his aid in making some decisions about certain selections.
To J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. for kind permission to reprint from the Dent Uniform Edition of Conrad's works the biographical and bibliographical notes used in Appendix I of this volume.
To the Thomas Mann Estate and Secker & Warburg, Ltd. and Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. for permission to reprint from Past Masters and Other Papers, by Thomas Mann (by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.). Published 1933 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
To the André Gide Estate and Mercure de France ( Paris) for the Gide essay first published in Nouvelle Revue Française ( 1924). To Czeslaw Milosz and The Atlantic Monthly for his essay which was first published in the Anniversary Number of The Atlantic Monthly ( 1957).
Also to the Editors of the journals drawn upon for this collection of Conrad criticism, notably Professors Maurice Beebe and William Stafford of Modern Fiction Studies. R. W. S.