It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

IN THE OPENING pages of Conrad’s The Nizer of the ‘Narcissus’, the old seaman Singleton is ‘spelling through Pelham with slow labour, and lost in an absorption profound enough to resemble a trance . . . The popularity of Bulwer Lytton in the forecastles of southtrn-going ships is a wonderful and bizarre phenomenon. What ideas […]

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