The Secret Sharer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gene D. Philips

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of The Secret Sharer.
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Critical Essay by Gene D. Philips

SOURCE: Philips, Gene D. “The Lower Depths: Film Versions of Conrad's Short Fiction.” In Conrad and Cinema: The Art of Adaptation, pp. 81-95. New York: Peter Lang, 1995.

In the following essay, Philips compares Conrad's “The Secret Sharer” with two film adaptations of the story.

“the Secret Sharer”: the Short Story

Conrad recalls in the “Author's Note” to “The Secret Sharer” in the Collected Edition, where it appears in the volume entitled ‘Twixt Land and Sea Tales [‘Twixt Land and Sea], that the central episode in the story was derived from an actual happening.

When Conrad came to write the tale in 1909, he recalled an incident that had occurred in the fall of 1880 aboard...

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