A Tragedy in Modern Life: One Day More
Baines’s remark that the story is “un-Conradian” because Ford Madox Ford was involved in it stems from Conrad’s letter to Ford where he states that “To-morrow” is “all your suggestion and absolutely my conception” (CL2, 372).
It is not one of Conrad’s most impressive short stories and there is something gratuitously unpleasant in a madman and a blind old tyrant being the cause of Bessie Carvil’s tragedy. It has in fact a rather un-Conradian flavour and it is not surprising to discover that Hueffer apparently had a hand in it. (Baines, 1959, 269)
KeywordsShort Story Modern Life Symbolist Drama Congenital Syphilis Focal Character
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