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date: 11 August 2020

Chance, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English
Author(s):
Jenny StringerJenny Stringer, John SutherlandJohn Sutherland

a novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1913, serialized in the New York Herald, 1912. It was Conrad's first novel to achieve popular success and marked the return of Marlow as narrator. It is divided into two parts, ‘The Damsel’ and ‘The Knight’. Part I recounts the early life of Flora de Barral, the traumatic incident in which Flora's sense of her own worth is destroyed by her governess, and shows how Flora's insecurity is reinforced by subsequent events. Marlow investigates the disappearance of Mrs Fyne's brother, Captain Anthony, which is solved by Flora's account of her relations with him. Part II recounts the complex relations of Captain Anthony, Flora, and her father on board the ‘... ...

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