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The Secret Sharer


Joseph Conrad’s 1909 story was first published in 1912. The “Secret Sharer” tells the story of a young unnamed captain who has just taken on his first command when he decides to help the escaped prisoner Leggatt. Leggatt has escaped from another ship on which he killed a man. The captain helps Leggatt to escape to shore while establishing his authority over the crew of his ship.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Conrad, Joseph



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PR6005.O4



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Joseph Conrad.  1986.

                         Call Number:  PR6005.O4 Z7496 1986

  • Conrad, Joseph.  Complete Short Fiction.  1991.

                       Call Number:  PR6005.O4 A6 1991 v.2

  • Graver, Lawrence. Conrad’s Short Fiction.  1969.

                       Call Number:  PR6005.O4 Z735

  • Land, Stephen K.  Paradox and Polarity in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad.  1984.

                       Call Number:  PR6005.O4.Z7646 1984

  • Swisher, Clarice (ed.). Readings on Joseph Conrad.  1998.

                        Call Number:  PR6005.O4 Z78656 1998

  •  Watt, Ian. Essays on Conrad.  2000.

                         Call Number:  PR6005.O4 Z9232 2000



Reference Materials


  •  Critical Survey of Short Fiction. 2nd Revised Ed.  Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Pg. 626, 2799

  •  Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 6, pg. 3596-98

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number:  PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 9, pg. 141-5, 147-51, 156-61, 166, 171-4, 191, 205

o   Vol. 67, pg. 166-68, 171-2, 237-8, 245-47, 277, 285-90

o   Vol. 71, pg. 27, 29-33, 25-40, 43-46, 49-50, 52, 55, 57-69, 77-8, 80-2, 84-92, 95-96, 98-105, 111, 113, 115-16, 119, 123-5, 127-36, 139

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 1, pg. 199-210

  •  Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .G27

o   Vol. 1, pg. 203, 219, 221-2

o   Vol. 6, pg. 120-2

o   Vol. 13, pg. 103-4, 112, 118

o   Vol. 43, pg. 100-01, 104, 107

o   Vol. 57, pg. 38-122



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