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Gaspard Gourgaud


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Gaspard Gourgaud : Journal de Ste. Hélène 1815-1818

'Throughout his career Conrad was haunted by the idea of writing a Napoleonic novel, for which he did a prodigious amount of background reading.[...] However it was not until June 1920 that he eventually started to write "Suspense", and early in 1921 he spent two months in Corsica to saturate himself in Napoleonic atmosphere, revive memories of harbours and sailors and do further background reading, as the list of books borrowed from the Ajaccio library, recorded by Jean-Aubry, indicates.' [see note 118, p.316]

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Book


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