Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim: A Tale (2142 words)


Lord Jim: A Tale (1900) was Conrad's fourth novel, after Almayer's Folly (1895), An Outcast of the Islands (1896), and, a shorter work, The Nigger of the “Narcissus” (1897). Conrad had intended next to produce The Rescue, the final part of the Malayan trilogy begun with his first two novels, but, despite having received advances, he struggled with the material and it was not finally published until 1920. Meeting Ford Madox Ford in 1898 appears to have been a turning-point for Conrad, who then, materially and artistically supported by his new friend, set out on the major creative phase of his life, beginning with the stories narrated by Marlow - most notably “Heart of Darkness”, serialised in

Citation: Childs, Peter. "Lord Jim: A Tale". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 March 2001 [, accessed 19 May 2022.]

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