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A Personal Record - Joseph Conrad

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Note:  I have omitted the running heads ["A FAMILIAR PREFACE" and
"A PERSONAL RECORD"], and have made the following changes to
the text:
PAGE  LINE  ORIGINAL          CHANGED TO
 129     18  thinkin          thinking
 176     8  now          now.
 207    14  ful          full.


A PERSONAL RECORD

BY JOSEPH CONRAD



A FAMILIAR PREFACE

As a general rule we do not want much encouragement to talk about
ourselves; yet this little book is the result of a friendly
suggestion, and even of a little friendly pressure. I defended
myself with some spirit; but, with characteristic tenacity, the
friendly voice insisted, "You know, you really must."

It was not an argument, but I submitted at once.  If one must! .
. .

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