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" There was a vast amount of red — good to see at any time, because one knows that some real work is done in there, a deuce of a lot of blue, a little green, smears of orange, and, on the East Coast, a purple patch, to show where the jolly pioneers of... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 55
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 379 pages
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The Living Age ..., Volume 225

1900
...shining map marked with all the colors of a rainbow. There was a vast amount of red — good to look at any time because one knows that some real work...where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager beer. However, I -wasn't going into any of these. I was going into the yellow. Dead in the centre....
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 165

Scotland - 1899
...chairs all round the walls, on one end a large shining map, marked with all the colours of a rainbow. There was a vast amount of red — good to see at...where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager -beer. However, I wasn't going into any of these. I was going into the yellow. Dead in the centre....
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Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Watt - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 375 pages
...Ronald Robinson and John Gallagher, Africa and the Victorians (New York, 1961), pp. 13-26, 462-72. any time, because one knows that some real work is...jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager-beer" (55). The red of the British Empire gets a patriotic pat, but there is no comment on the other colonisers...
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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1990 - 72 pages
...chairs all round the walls, on one end a large shining map, marked with all the colors of a rainbow. There was a vast amount of red — good to see at...where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager beer. However, I wasn't going into any of these. I was going into the yellow. Dead in the center....
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Gone Primitive: Savage Intellects, Modern Lives

Marianna Torgovnick - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 328 pages
...map Marlow sees in Brussels, color-coded by European powers, "there was a vast amount of [British] red — good to see at any time because one knows that some real work is done in there" (13). Elsewhere in his narrative, Marlow invests the word "work" with considerable irony; here, modified...
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Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: "bewildered Traveller"

John Wylie Griffith - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 248 pages
...satirized that it quickly becomes devalued as a concept. For example, Marlow sees a map and remarks that There was a vast amount of red — good to see at...to show where the jolly pioneers of progress drink their jolly lagerbeer' (HD 13). The phrase 'jolly pioneers of progress', and, in particular, the repetition...
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Heart of Darkness, With, The Congo Diary

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1995 - 166 pages
...end a large shining map, marked with all the colours of a rainbow. There was a vast amount of red35 - good to see at any time, because one knows that some...where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager-beer.36 However, I wasn't going into any of these. I was going into the yellow. Dead in the centre....
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The Politics of Home: Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth-Century Fiction

Rosemary M. George, Rosemary Marangoly George - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 265 pages
...The British colonies were marked in red on colonial maps and Marlow notes in Heart of Darkness that "there was a vast amount of red - good to see at any...time, because one knows that some real work is done there."66 In The Remains of the Day, Stevens insists that butlers only truly exist in England. Other...
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Heart of Darkness - Ed. Goonetilleke - Second Edition

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1999 - 258 pages
...waiting-room of the Belgian imperial company, he observes a map of the world with all the colonies marked: "There was a vast amount of red — good to see at any time, because one knows some real work is done in there." Though Conrad and Marlow overlap, Marlow is essentially a projection...
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Cartes, paysages, territoires

Ronald Shusterman - English literature - 2000 - 378 pages
...chairs all round the walls, on one end a large shining map, marked with all the colours of a rainbow. There was a vast amount of red — good to see at...some real work is done in there, a deuce of a lot ofblue, a little green, smears of orange, and, on the East Coast, a purple patch, to show where the...
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