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Published by Wadsworth Pub. Co. in Belmont, Calif .
Written in English


  • Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924,
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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Bruce Harkness.
SeriesWadsworth guides to literary study
LC ClassificationsPR6005.O4 S46
The Physical Object
Pagination170 p.
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5852596M
LC Control Number62013199

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Introduction "The Secret Sharer" was published in , and the story is based on an actual incident, with some of the facts altered to suit Conrad's artistic purposes: In the s, a mate aboard the Cutty Sark killed an insubordinate sailor during an altercation in which the insubordinate sailor eventually died. Like Leggatt, the killer who escapes punishment and . "The Secret Sharer" is a short story by Polish-British author Joseph Conrad, originally written in and first published in two parts in the August and September editions of Harper's Magazine. It was later included in the short story collection Twixt Land and Sea (). The story was adapted for a segment of the film Face to Face, and also for a one-act play in Author: Joseph Conrad. Get this from a library! Conrad's Secret sharer and the critics. [Bruce Harkness; Joseph Conrad;] -- Joseph Conrad's "The secret sharer" is followed by critical essays to help the reader better understand and appreciate the story. There are also study . Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Conrad, Joseph, -- -- Secret sharer. Secret sharer (Conrad, Joseph) More like this: Similar Items.

  This is the premise of Rhonda Byrne's book and movie, both titled The Secret. Rhonda Byrne is an Australian television producer and author. Her book and movie propose that many of the most successful people throughout history have known a "secret" — a secret closely guarded in the marketing materials for the book and movie. The Secret Sharer is a short story/novella that is more of a I rate this a HIGH 3/5 stars. I much preferred The Secret Sharer to Heart of Darkness, though whether or not this was because I was in a more Conrad-ish mood when I read it, or that I just found it to be more entertaining, I am unable to discern/5. "The Secret Sharer" is a well written shot story by Joseph Conrad. It was written in The setting is a commercial ship in the Gulf of Siam, The story has the feel of dark adventure in an exotic location. in terms of location and dark intensity it reminded me of two previous novels of Joseph Conrad, "Lord Jim" and Almayer's Folly".4/5(72). "The Secret Sharer" begins with the anonymous narrator — the recently appointed captain of an unnamed ship — anchored in the Gulf of Siam (what is now called the Gulf of Thailand). As the Captain stands on the deck, alone, he soaks in the sunset and silence of the sea. He feels like a stranger to his new command, the ship, and his crew.

I am a firm believer in the significance of psychology regarding human achievement. My own experience has taught me that often what we focus our mind on we tend to bring about, a concept similar to the notion that repetition brings about skill. 'The Secret Sharer" is considered one of Conrad's best works. It was written in two weeks, nearly ten years after Conrad's most famous work, Heart of story is based on a true incident that happened aboard the Cutty Sark in Critics view the story as typical of Conrad. the theme of self-discovery, the psychological depth of character, precise and evocative details. SOURCE: Schwarz, Daniel R. “Rereading ‘The Secret Sharer’.” In Rereading Conrad, pp. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, In the following essay, Schwartz provides an overview of the critical reception of Conrad's “The Secret Sharer” as well as a psychoanalytic interpretation of the story. ''The Secret Sharer'' is a modernist short story in which the author, Joseph Conrad, blends autobiographical information about his experiences as a young sea captain with fiction in such a .