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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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...and unflagging interest’ (Curle, ‘Introduction’, Suspense , p. vi). How did Conrad the ‘student’ gain access to the books, ‘dull’, ‘wise’, and others, that he needed to consult for his work? Conrad’s own personal library was sizeable, and at his death was estimated by Richard Curie to have included over 1,000 books, although only some 630 of these have been identified. A documentary record of the contents of Conrad’s library can be found in the auction catalogue accompanying the sale of his books in 1925 , Hodgson & Co., London, A Catalogue of Books,...