CONRAD, Joseph) Jerry ALLEN ALLEN, Jerry
Title: Sea Years of Joseph Conrad. 1st UK in dj.
Publisher:  Methuen, London, 1967,
Seller ID: 87143
(CONRAD, Joseph) Jerry ALLEN. The Sea Years of Joseph Conrad. London: Methuen, (1967). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xx,-366, frontis., +32 p. of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettered black title block to spine. "Widely acclaimed upon its American publication for dramatic discoveries made by the author seven years ago, this major biography is the fruit of ten years of extensive research, and makes use of records located in fifteen countries, the majority never before published. Theauthor has discovered and described in detail many of the real people and events developed by Conrad in his fiction. These include his contact with the 1876 revolution in Colombia and his use of it in Nostromo; the sensational Jeddah incident of 1880 and the part played in it by the First Mate, A.P. Williams, whom Conrad came to know and recreated in Lord Jim; the Congo episode behind Heart of Darkness; the American with whom Conrad fought a duel in Marseilles (evoked in The Arrow of Gold); the original of his hero 'Tom Lingard'; the people and history of the Malay settlement in Borneo brought into such novels as Almayer's Folly, Lord Jim, An Outcast of the Islands and The Rescue." - from the dj. Very good in nicked, unclipped dust jacket.25.00