Monday, December 03, 2007

In celebration of Conrad's 150th

With all the focus on Joseph Conrad's 150th anniversary, with a good piece in The Guardian at the weekend about him it only seemed right to start reading one of his books this week. One of the main ones left that I have not read so far but was sitting onm my bookshelf with the old price of two shillings inside is The Secret Agent. The first post on it will come tonight but already its possible to say that the difference between the dialgoue and descriptions of a 20th century novel and from the 19th is that it is hard to read the latter at the same speed.

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