JOSEPH CONRAD'S CHRONOLOGY

prepared by:
based on Z. Najder's The Chronicle of Life and Works
of Joseph Conrad-Korzeniowski

MARCIN PIECHOTA

1856
10 May - wedding of Apollo Nałęcz Korzeniowski, a poet and an estate owner, and Ewelina Bobrowska, a daughter of an affluent family of landowners;

1857
3 December - Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is born in Berdichev;

1859
January(?) - the Korzeniowski family move to Żytomierz where Apollo develops his literary and cultural activity;

1861
May - Apollo moves to Warsaw where he is one of the leaders of the leftist conspiracy movement;
October - Ewelina and her son come to Warsaw. They live at Nowy Świat 45;
17 October - the Municipal Committee, a germ of future National Committee is formed - Apollo is one of its main activists;
21 October - Apollo is arrested and imprisoned in Warsaw Citadel;

1862
9 May - Martial Court sentences both Apollo and Ewelina to exile in deep Russia;
12 June - the family arrives at Vologda; Konrad was seriously ill during the journey;
1863
January - the Korzeniowski family are moved to Chernikhov (northeastern Ukraine) ;
August - Ewelina gets a permission to pay a three-month visit with Konradek to her family in Nowochwastow;

1865
18 April - after a long illness Ewelina dies for tuberculosis;

1866
May - Konradek goes to Nowochwastow;
July/August - a serious illness of Konradek ;
October - Konradek goes for a treatment to Kiev;
December - Konradek stays at his uncle's in Nowochwastow;

1867
summer - (probably) Konradek goes to the seaside for the first time (to Odessa with is uncle, Tadeusz Bobrowski); autumn - Konradek goes with his grandmother to Zhytomierz;

1868
January - Apollo, who is released from the exile due to his serious illness, meets his son in Zhytomierz. They leave Russia to go to Lvov;
April - September - Apollo and Konradek are in Kruhel Wielki (near Przemyśl) and Topolnica, where Apollo undergoes a treatment;

1869
20 February - Apollo and Konradek move from Lvov to Krakow (they live at Poselska 6) where Apollo works on organizing a patriotic newspaper;
23 May - Apollo dies for tuberculosis; his funeral becomes a great manifestation of patriotic feelings of the Poles. After Apollo's death Konradek is taken care of by Stefan Buszczyński, his father's friend;
June - Korzeniowski becomes a student in Ludwik Georgeon's boarding school at Floriańska street in Krakow;

1870
June -Konradek with his grandmother, Teofila Bobrowska, goes to Krynica for the summer; 2 August - Teofila Bobrowska becomes a lawful guardian of Konrad;

1871-1872
Konrad lives in Krakow (at Szpitalna 9) where he is often ill. His education is probably mostly led by private teachers;

1873
May - with his private teacher, Adam Pulman, Konrad goes to Switzerland for three months;
September - he is sent to Antoni Syroczyński's boarding school for exile orphans in Lvov;

1874
Korzeniowski 1874 19 September - Konrad comes to Krakow;
13 October - Korzeniowski leaves for Marseilles . His uncle and guardian, Tadeusz Bobrowski, allows him a grant of 600 rubles a year;
15 December - he goes for his first sea-journey, as a passenger, on the barge "Mont Blanc" which goes from Marseilles to Martinique;

1875
23 May - Korzeniowski comes back to Marseilles;
25 June - another voyage on the "Mont Blanc", this time as a trainee seaman to Haiti;
23 December - return to Le Havre;

1876
8 July - as a steward on the "Saint Antoine", he travels from Marseilles to Martinique, Haiti, Venezuela, and Columbia. During these journeys he meets Dominic Cervoni, the model for several of his characters (Jean Peyrol, Nostromo, Attillio);

1877
15 February - return to Marseilles;
2nd half of the year - Korzeniowski is involved in gun smuggling to Spain

1878
February - Korzeniowski unsuccessfully attempts to commit suicide (because of debts?) - he shoots himself in the chest but is not seriously injured;
27 March - Tadeusz Bobrowski comes to Marseilles - he pays Korzeniowski's debts and grants him 950 rubles a year from now on;
24 April - Korzeniowski joins English steamer the "Mavis", for the first time as a "able bodied seaman" - voyages to Constantinople and Yeysk;
10 June - return to the mother-port of the ship - Lowestoft;
11 July - Korzeniowski as a sailor joins schooner "The Skimmer of the Sea";
23 August - he leaves the ship after three courses between Lowestoft and Newcastle;
12 October - he joins the "Duke of Sutherland" and as a sailor leaves for Australia;

1879
31 January - 6 July - the "Duke of Sutherland" is in Sydney;
19 October - after returning to London, Korzeniowski leaves the board;
12 December - 20 January - on board the steamer the "Europe", Korzeniowski travels from London to the Mediterranean (Genoa, Naples, Patras, Palermo);

1880
30 January - after the ship's return to London, Korzeniowski abandons her;
1 June - he qualifies as the second mate of the English merchant service;
21 August - as the third mate, Korzeniowski joins the "Loch Etive" which goes from London to Australia;
24 November - the ship gets to Sydney

1881
11 January - 24 April - the return journey to London where Korzeniowski leaves the ship;
21 September - as the second mate Korzeniowski joins the "Palestine" which sails to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Events on the ship served him as material to write "Youth";
29 November - the "Palestine" leaves for Bangkok with a coal cargo;
3 December - Korzeniowski's grant is cut by 50 % by his uncle;
24 December - the "Palestine" begins to leak;

1882
10 January - the ship returns to Falmouth;
17 September - the "Palestine" with its new crew and Korzeniowski as its second mate leaves for Bangkok;

1883
14 March - near the coast of Sumatra, in Bangka Straits, an explosion on the ship takes place. It is caused by moist coal smoldering in the hold. The crew abandons the ship;
22 March - Korzeniowski comes to Singapore on board of the steamer "Sissie";
the end of May - Korzeniowski returns to London;
24 July - Korzeniowski meets Tadeusz Bobrowski in Marienbad; 12 August - Korzeniowski starts his two week stay in Teplice ( the Czech Republic) with Bobrowski;
August - thanks to Bobrowski's financial support, Korzeniowski joins the trading company "Barr, Moering and Co" in London;
13 September - as the 2nd mate on the "Riversdale" Korzeniowski travels from London to Madras;

1884
15 April - Korzeniowski leaves the "Riversdale" in Madras;
28 April - in Bombay, Korzeniowski joins the "Narcissus" as the second mate
16 October - he abandons the ship when the "Narcissus" is in Dunkirk;
17 November - an unsuccessful attempt to pass the exam for the first mate;
3 December - he qualifies as the first mate;
3 December - Tadeusz Bobrowski cuts Korzeniowski's grant to L30 a year;

1885
24 April - in Hull, Korzeniowski joins the "Tilkhurst" as the second mate;
10 June - leaves Penarth;
22 September - the "Tilkhurst" calls at Singapore;
21 November - the ship arrives at Calcutta;

1886
8 January - 17 June - returns to London; Korzeniowski leaves the ship in Dundee;
28 July - fails the merchant service captain examination;
18 August - Konrad Korzeniowski becomes British citizen;
11 November - Korzeniowski qualifies as the English captain;
28 December - serves in London as the second mate on the "Falconhurst";

1887
2 January - Korzeniowski leaves the ship in Penance;
18 February - as the first mate on the "Highland Forest" Korzeniowski starts his journey from Amsterdam to the far East;
20 June - the ship calls at Semarang in Java;
1 July - Korzeniowski abandons the ship; he suffers from a mysterious disease;
6 July - undergoes a treatment in Singapore;
22 August - as the first mate Korzeniowski serves on a small steamer "Vidal", travelling continuously along the coast of Borneo and Celebes;
3 December - at the age of 30 Korzeniowski's grant from his uncle is finished. According to Bobrowski's accounts, Korzeniowski was given 17454 rubles;

1888
4 January - Korzeniowski leaves the "Vidar" in Singapore;
24 January - in Bangkok Korzeniowski gets a nomination for the captain of the "Otago";
2 February - the "Otago" leaves Bangkok;
7 May - the "Otago" calls at Sydney and after 3 months leaves for Saint-Maurice on Mauritius;
30 September - after passing through dangerous Straits of Torrens, Otago reaches Port-Louis on Mauritius;
October-November - Korzeniowski flirts with Eugenie Renouf, which is finished with unsuccessful proposal of the seaman. Miss Renouf was engaged with someone else;
22 November - the return of the "Otago"

1889
5 January - the ship calls at Melbourne;
after 26 March - Korzeniowski gives up the command - it is unclear why;
3 April - as a passenger he travels to Europe on a steamer;
May - return to London;
2 July - Russian press announces Conrad's release from Russian dependence;
autumn - in London, in a house at Bessborough Gardens, Korzeniowski begins to write his first novel, "Almayer's Folly";

1890
Conrad a. 1890 5 February - Korzeniowski comes to Brussels to pay a visit to his seriously ill distant cousin Alexander Poradowski who dies two days later. His acquaintance with the widow Marguerite Poradowska, is one of the most significant events in Korzeniowski's life. They remain in a close contact for many years;
10-12 February - on his way to Ukraine, Korzeniowski halts in Warsaw
16 February - he comes to Tadeusz Bobrowski's estate, Kazimierówka;
18 April - Korzeniowski leaves Kazimierówka;
10 May - on board of the steamer "Ville de Maceio" Korzeniowski leaves Bordeaux to take the command of a small steamer Roi de Belgeson the Congo River;
12 June - Korzeniowski reaches Boma, one hundred kilometers up the mouth of the Congo River;
13 June - he dismounts from the ship in Matadi;
28 June - he starts his more than 300 km walk to Kinshasa;
2 August - Korzeniowski reaches Kinshasa; ;
6 September - due to the former captain's illness, Korzeniowski takes the substitute command of the "Roi of Belges" in Stanley Falls;
24 September - ???;
19 October (or a bit earlier) - suffering from fever and dysentery, Korzeniowski gives up his job in Congo;
4 December - comes to Matadi on his return way to Europe;

1891
January - Korzeniowski comes back to London, rents two rooms at 17 Gillingham St., where he will stay during his London calls until 1896 ;
February-March - suffering from fever and rheumatism Korzeniowski stays in hospital. He will never recover fully until the end of his days;
20 May - leaves for a month-long treatment to Champel-les-Bains near Geneva;
June/July - two sailing voyages on the English Channel and the Northern Sea on a yacht owned by his friend G.W.F. Hope;
19 November - Korzeniowski takes the command over the passenger ship "Torrens";

1892
28 February - the ship calls at Adelaide;
8 April -starts his return journey to London;
2 September - return to England. Korzeniowski continues writing of "Almayer's Folly"; ;
25 October - another voyage to Adelaide;

1893
23 March - after almost two-month stay in Australia, the ship leaves for Europe. On its board Korzeniowski meets John Galsworthy and Edward Lancelot Sanderson;
26 July - Korzeniowski abandons the ship in London. It was his last service in the full sea;
August-September -he stays at his uncle's in Kazimierówka;
29 November - Korzeniowski as the second mate joins the steamer "Adowa" in London;
4 December - he calls at Rouen where he continues writing of "Almayer's Folly"

1894
10 January - he leaves for London; ;
17 January - he gives up his job on the "Adowa", it was his last post on the sea; ;
10 February - Tadeusz Bobrowski, the closest relative of Korzeniowski dies. Korzeniowski inherits 15000 rubles. ;
24 April -Korzeniowski finishes the manuscript of his first novel;
August - another treatment in Chapel. During one-month stay there, Korzeniowski starts writing of "An Outcast of the Islands"; ;
4 October - "Almayer's Folly" is accepted by T. Fisher Unwin's publishing house in London;
8 October - Korzeniowski meets Edward Garnett, Unwin's advisor, a literary critic who later becomes Conrad's friend, literary mentor and confidant Edward Garnett;

1895
29 April - "Almayer's Folly" is published, under the penname 'Joseph Conrad'. However, in all official papers and in letters to his friends Korzeniowski uses his real name until the end of his life. The novel is well reviewed by critics but is not widely read;
2 May - 2 June - during his stay for treatment in Champel Conrad writes "An Outcast of the Islands". He meets Miss Emilie Briquel. Their relationship is close and it is continued by their correspondence afterwards:
24.07-7.08 - Conrad sails on Hope's yacht;
August / September - Conrad's relationship with Emilie Briquel becomes colder; 16 September - He finishes the manuscript of "An Outcast";
autumn - he begins to write "Sisters", but after Garnett's advice he puts it aside ;

1896
Jessie George-Conrad 4 March - "An Outcast of the Islands" is published ;
7 March - the last letter to Emilie in which he reveals his matrimonial plans;
23 March - he starts a long-term toil over "The Rescuer" - later "The Rescue";
24 March - Conrad weds an office-worker Jessie George (b. Feb. 22, 1873) and they leave for Brittany for six months;
May - a novel "The Idiots" is created. It is a story of a husband who is murdered by his wife (sic!) ;
July - "An Outpost of Progress" is written; ;
July (?) - a company exploring gold mines, in which Conrad invested his capital, goes bankrupt. Conrad loses almost all his money;
August - "The Lagoon" is created;
27 September - The Conrads return to England. They rent a house in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, not far from The Thames' mouth;
October - Conrad composes "The Nigger of the Narcissus" ;

1897
middle January - he finishes "The Nigger" ;
February - Conrad makes Henry James' acquaintance;
February-14 April - Conrad writes "Karain";
13 March - the Conrads move Ivy Walls;
May-24 September - "The Return" is created; ;
summer - Conrad starts exchanging letters (esp. regarding his literary plans) with William Blackwood, an editor and publisher;
August - return to "The Rescue" which was formerly abandoned;
August - Conrad gets to know Robert Cunningham Graham, a traveler, writer and publicist. They do not meet before 26 November 1897 but they are very close friends;
autumn - Conrad meets Stephen Crane, an American writer. Despite an age difference they understand each other very well and remain friends until Crane's death in 1900;
2 December - a book form of "The Nigger of the Narcissus" appears. Critics admire the book but the public interest is very slight;

1898
15 January - the first son of the Conrads is born, <Borys ConradBorys Alfred;
February / March - the Conrads visit the Garnetts and the Cranes 26 March - "The Tales of Unrest" appear;
April (?) - Conrad starts composing "Lord Jim";
June - Conrad ends writing of "Youth"; ;
July-November - fruitless attempts to get a post on a ship;
October - Conrad decides to start literary cooperation with Ford Maddox Hueffer ( who later changed his name into F.M. Ford);
26 October - the Conrads move to a cottage house Pent Farm, Hythe, Kent;
December - "The Rescue" is put aside again, this time to begin "Heart of Darkness";

1899
13 January - Conrad is rewarded by the literary magazine "The Academy" for "The Tales of Unrest";
6 February - "Heart of Darkness" is finished;
February - Conrad's serious financial problems begin;
November - with Ford, they work intensively upon "The Inheritors";

1900
March - "The Inheritors" is finished;
14 July - Conrad concludes "Lord Jim";
20 July - the Conrads leave to Belgium to spend five-week holiday there;
August/September - Conrad begins "Typhoon" ;
September - Conrad gets in touch with James B. Pinker, who became his literary agent and for many years supported him financially. Conrad wrote to him 1300 letters until his death;
15 October - "Lord Jim" is published in a book-form. The novel is claimed to be the greatest achievement of Conrad so far, but circulation and income are low;

1901
11 January - Conrad finishes "Typhoon";
May - "Falk" is written;
18 June - the novel "Amy Foster" is ready;
26 June - publication of "The Inheritors";

1902
16 January - Conrad concludes "To-morrow";
March - after long work Conrad and Ford finish "Romance";
May/June - Conrad composes "The End of the Tether";
June - the manuscript of "The End of the Tether: is partly burnt and destroyed;
15 October - "The End of the Tether" is finished;
13 November - the volume "Youth - A Narrative, and Two Other Stories" is published;

1903
early 1903 - Conrad begins to write "Nostromo";
22 April - the volume "Typhoon and Other Stories" appears; ;
16 October - "Romance" is published; ;
November - another attempt to continue "The Rescue", again unsuccessful;

1904
Conrad_1904 January - Conrad begins writing of sketches comprised in "The Mirror of the Sea";
early February - Jessie Conrad injures seriously her both knees and remains impaired until the end of her days ;
30 August - Conrad concludes the manuscript of "Nostromo";
14 October - "Nostromo" appears in a book form;

1905
15 January - the Conrads go to Capri. Joseph Conrad's health problems become more grave;
14 January - 23 April - Conrad writes "Autocracy and War";
March - thanks his friends' intercession, Conrad is granted L500 ;
April - the beginning of writing of "Dynamite" which later evolves into "Chance";
18 May - the Conrads return from Capri;
25-27 June - three stage performances of 'To-morrow";
October - Conrad finishes "The Mirror of the Sea";
late autumn - the entire Conrad family suffer from many diseases;
December - Conrad finishes "An Anarchist";

1906
27 December - 1 January - Conrad writes "The Informer";
9 February - the Conrads go to Montpellier.;
21 February - "The Brute" is finished;
21 February - Conrad starts writing "Verloc", a novel which later changed into "The Secret Agent";
14 April - return to England;
11-23 May - cooperation with Ford on "The Nature of a Crime";
2 August - second son of the Conrads is born - John Alexander;
4 October - "The Mirror of the Sea" appears in a book;
early November - Conrad concludes the early version of "The Secret Agent";
4 December - a short novel "Il Conde" is finished;
16 December - another trip to Montpellier;

1907
January - serious health problems of Borys;
11 April - Conrad finishes "The Duel";
15 May - the family go to Geneva for Borys' treatment;
11 August -return to England;
9 September - the Conrads move to Someries near Luton, Bedford County;
12 September - "The Secret Agent" appears printed, but is not warmly welcomed by critics and readers;
October - Conrad writes an essay "The Censor of Plays";
autumn - attempt at continuation of "Chance";
early December - the beginning of writing of "Under Western Eyes";

1908
January-February - "The Black Mate" is written, to be published in April;
16 April - Conrad receives L200 from the Royal Literary Fund;
6 August - "A Set of Six' is published;
October - Conrad starts working on sketches which later appeared in "A Personal Record";
December - first issue of the monthly "The English Review", created and edited by Ford with Conrad's support. He wrote his reminiscences to it;

1909
early March - the Conrads move to Aldington, near Hythe, Kent. Conrad continues writing his sketches;
May - misunderstandings followed by a violent clash with Ford. Conrad breaks off their cooperation in "The English Revue";
November-December - "The Secret Sharer" is created;

1910
The Conrads in 1912. Rozmiar: 25742 bajtów 21 January - Conrad ends writing of "Under Western Eyes";
late January - April - Conrad undergoes a severe nervous breakdown, based on his health and financial problems;
18 May - Conrad starts writing "A Smile of Fortune";
21 June - the Conrads move to Capel House, near Ashford, Kent; 1 September - "A Smile of Fortune" is finished;
September - Conrad finishes the novel "Prince Roman" which was previously supposed to be included in 'A Personal Record";
October - December - Conrad writes "The Partner";
December - he tries to continue "Chance" and starts "Freya of the Seven Isles";

1911
28 February - Conrad finishes "Freya";
May - he works arduously on "Chance";
summer - he writes "A Familiar Preface" to "A Personal Record";
5 October - "Under Western Eyes" is published, unenthusiastically received by critics and readers;

1912
19 January - "A Personal Record" appears in a book;
29 January - "Chance" begins to appear in installments in "New York Herald";
March - the beginning of close correspondence with John Quinn, 13 years younger American lawyer and collector; 25 March - Conrad finishes writing the manuscript of "Chance";
May - Conrad begins working upon the novel "Dollars", which later developed into "Because of Dollars" and "Victory" ;
14 October - a book edition of "Twixt Land and Sea" which sells better than any previously published book;
November - Conrad meets Richard Curle, a promising young writer, journalist and critic; Conrad also meets Józef Hieronim Retinger, occasionally also a literary critic ;
late December - a novel "The Inn of the Two Witches" is produced;

1913
spring - beginning of contacts with Doubleday, Page and Company;
summer - Conrad meets Bertrand Russell, a well known mathematician and philosopher ;
18 September - first book edition of "Chance" (limited to 20 copies only for copyright reasons) ;
November - 14 December - Conrad writes "The Planter of Malata";

1914
Conrad in 1914 15 January - full edition of "Chance". The novel becomes a great success, is widely read and praised by critics. For the first time in 18 years Conrad pays his debts and goes 'straight' financially ;
January/February - first critical book dedicated to Conrad's literary career is published - Richard Curle's "Joseph Conrad, a Study";
June - the Conrads are visited by Ellen Glasgow, a writer of the American South:
28 June - Conrad finishes "Victory", but the title is given only three days later;
25 July - the Conrads, invited by J.H. Retinger's mother-in-law, go to Poland;
30 July - the Conrads are in Cracow, two after the beginning of the WWI;
2 August - they leave for Zakopane;
a. 10 August - they stay in the villa Konstatynówka, belonging to Aniela Zagórska, Conrad's cousin and mother of Aniela, later translator of Conrad's works. Conrad meets a.o. Stefan Żeromski, eminent contemporary Polish writer;
7/8 October - the Conrads leave Zakopane and via Krakow and Vienna travel to Genoa;
3 November - return to England (by ship);

1915
24 February - the volume "Within the Tides" appears. It gains some popularity and brings the writer substantial income;
March - "Victory" is published as a book;
20 September - Borys joins the British Army;
17 December - Conrad finishes "The Shadow Line";

1916
February/March - Conrad writes a short story "The Warrior's Soul";
March(?) - a book by Wilson Follett, praising Conrad's works, appears;
April - a visit of an American journalist Jane Anderson who becomes a colse friend of Conrad;
May - a visit of Karola Zagórska, sister of Aniela;
August - Foreign Office ;
August - Conrad starts working on "The Arrow of Gold";
30 October - "The Tale" is ready;
November - Conrad spends two weeks on board of the brigantine "Ready", a sailing ship destined to destroy submarines;

1917
- Conrad writes "Author's Notes" for a collected edition of his works;
January, September - Boris' arrivals for ten-days holidays;
19 March - "The Shadow-Line" appears, dedicated to Boris;
late November - a trip to London for about 10 weeks, where Jessie undergoes intensive medical examinations and treatment, which brings a momentary improvement of her state of health;

1918
14 June - "The Arrow of Gold" is finished;
2nd half of June - Conrad and Jessie go to London for her operation (27 June);
25 June - Borys spends his two-week holiday at home;
early July - after 20 years Conrad re-starts "The Rescue";
12 December - Conrad finishes the article dealing with Poland "The Crime of Partition";

1919
25 March - the Conrads move from Capel House to Spring Grove near Wye, Kent;
26 March - the first staging of the dramatic version of "Victory" in Globe Theatre in London (dir. Henry. B. Irving);
April - Conrad begins his most ambitious dramatic work, a stage version of "The Secret Agent";
25 May - Conrad finishes "The Rescue" which was started 23 years ago;
summer - Conrad starts his close relationship with Gerard Jean-Aubry, Conrad's French translator; afterwards the first biographer of Conrad;
6 August - a book publication of "The Arrow of Gold";
early October - the Conrads move to a large house Oswalds in Bishopsbourne, near Canterbury;

1920
16 March - the stage version of "The Secret Agent" is ready but it is not successful;
21 May - "The Rescue" is finally published;
9 October - "Notes on Life and Letters" is ready;

1921
23 January - Conrad with his wife, younger son, secretary and nurse travel to Corsica where the writer researches on "Suspence";
25 March - a book edition of "Notes on Life and Letters";
10 April - return from Corsica. Conrad continues writing of "Suspense" which will remain unfinished;
June-July - Conrad translates into English a comedy "A Book of Job" by a Polish writer Bruno Winawer;
10 October - he starts working on "The Rover";

1922
27 June - Conrad finishes "The Rover" but his mental and physical state is worse than ever before;

1923
Conrad in 1923 21 April - invited by his publisher, F.N. Doubleday. Conrad goes to the United States;
Doubleday, Conrad;
1 May - 2 June - Conrad stays in New York and Boston;
9 June - return to England;
1 December - a very successful book publication of "The Rover";
December - Conrads concludes the sketch "Geography and Great Explorers";

1924
26 May - English Prime Minister J.R. MacDonald in the name of King George V offers Conrad a knighthood, declined by Conrad;
3 August - Joseph Conrad dies of a heart attack in Oswalds. He is buried in the graveyard in Cantenbury; on his tomb Conrad's Polish name is engraved: Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski;'


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26 September - first edition of "The Nature of a Crime" is published;

1925
31 January - the volume of novels "The Tales of Hearsay" appears - it was planned by Conrad himself, but most probably in a different shape;
15 September - unfinished novel "Suspence" is published;

1926
3 March - "The Last Essays", a volume of scattered writings of Conrad compiled by editors is published;

1928
January - Conrad's unfinished novel "The Sisters" is published

1936
6 December - Jessie Conrad dies, buried near her husband at Canterbury:

1978
November 13 - Borys Conrad dies;

2002

December 3 - The Joseph Conrad Study Centre in Opole is officially opened :)

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