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" I did once turn fresh-water sailor for a bit," that we knew we were fated, before the ebb began to run, to hear about one of Marlow's inconclusive experiences. "I don't want to bother you much with what happened to me personally... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 166
1899
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The Living Age ..., Volume 225

1900
...silence when he said In a hesitating voice; "I suppose you fellows remember I did once turn fresh-water sailor for a bit," that we knew we were fated, before...what happened to me personally," he began, showing himself in this remark curiously like most tellers of tales, who seem always so strangely unaware of...
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Youth and Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...silence, when he said, in a hesitating voice, " I suppose you fellows remember I did once turn fresh-water sailor for a bit," that we knew we were fated, before...showing in this remark the weakness of .many tellers of talcs who seem so often unaware of what their audience would best like to hear ; " yet to understand...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 379 pages
...silence, when he said, in a hesitating voice, " I suppose you fellows remember I did once turn fresh-water sailor for a bit," that we knew we were fated, before...hear about one of Marlow's inconclusive experiences. ']! don't want to bother you much with what happened to me personally," he began, showing in this remark...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...silence, when he said, in a hesitating voice, " I suppose you fellows remember I did once turn fresh-water sailor for a bit," that we knew we were fated, before...the weakness of many tellers of tales who seem so -of ten unaware of what their audience would best like to hear ; " yet to understand the effect of...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - Abuse of administrative power - 1924 - 339 pages
...silence, when he said, in a hesitating voice, "I suppose you fellows remember I did once turn fresh-water sailor for a bit," that we knew we were fated, before the ebb began to run, to hear about one of Mario w's inconclusive > experiences. "I don't want to bother you much with what happened to me personally,"...
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...we knew we were fated^before-th&gbb began. s&& run, ~to -Ixgar about one ofQVtarlow's inconclusive to bother you much with what happened to me personally,"...began, showing in this remark the weakness .of many :±ellers of tales who seem so often unaware of what their audience would best like to hear; "yet to...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 98

American literature - 1906
...the mouth of Marlow, an eloquent, reflective, world-worn man. In one place Conrad says, "We knew that we were fated, before the ebb began to run, to hear about one of Marlow's inconclusive experiences." The story Marlow tells is no more inconclusive and rambling than most of the other stories, so that...
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Conrad's Western World

Norman Sherry - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 480 pages
...field of endeavour, Conrad was able to move his story from the area of mere personal disappointment: 'I don't want to bother you much with what happened to me personally', Marlow says (p. 51), for it is 'the effect of it' on him that was important, just as it was in the...
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Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Watt - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 375 pages
...their effect on him, even though this is a break with the wishes of the audience. For when Marlow says, "I don't want to bother you much with what happened to me personally," the primary narrator protests on behalf of fiction's traditional interest in individual character:...
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Joseph Conrad: Third World Perspectives

Robert D. Hamner - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 273 pages
...begins (and how unlike Conrad's inability to conceive of a planned book before he became an author) "we knew we were fated, before the ebb began to run,...hear about one of Marlow's inconclusive experiences." (XVI, 51) As Conrad surveyed his novels for the Author's Notes he wrote at a late point in his career...
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