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August 8 (Wed) Lonely and in poor health, he returns to Switzerland for hydrotherapy, again staying at the Hôtel de la Roseraie, in Champel. 18? In better health, informs Poradowska that he has requested Unwin to return his manuscript and repeats his proposal that she should translate Almayer’s Folly into French with her name on the titlepage. He is at present avidly reading – Maupassant fills him with delight, while Anatole France’s Le Lys rouge (1894) leaves him 28 A Conrad Chronology totally unmoved.
There follows a period of illness and enervation extending into August. 30 Still ill after ten days in bed and dispirited by Unwin’s silence, JC proposes to Poradowska that Almayer’s Folly should ‘appear not as a translation but as a collaboration’ with her in France (CL, I, 165). 31 Gives evidence at a Board of Trade inquiry into the manning of British Merchant ships. August 8 (Wed) Lonely and in poor health, he returns to Switzerland for hydrotherapy, again staying at the Hôtel de la Roseraie, in Champel.
27 Eight chapters of An Outcast completed, JC now decides upon its final title. 1895 January 5 (Sat) Sends his first critical essay to Garnett – a preface to Almayer’s Folly, probably written a few days earlier but not published until 1920 in the Doubleday Sun-Dial Edition. This preface challenges opinions on the supposed ‘inferiority’ of non-European peoples expressed by Alice Meynell in ‘Decivilised’, an essay from her The Rhythm of Life (1893). 16 Garnett pays a first visit to JC’s Gillingham Street lodgings; JC has read the former’s An Imaged World: Poems in Prose (1894).