"Some Aspects of the Admirable Inquiry" in THE ENGLISH REVIEW, Vol. XI, No. 4, July 1912, pp 581-595.

London: The English Review, 1912. First edition. First appearance of Conrad’s essay in the periodical founded by his friend and sometimes collaborator, Ford Madox Ford . Later collected as “Certain Aspects of the Admirable Inquiry into the Loss of the Titanic” in NOTES ON LIFE AND LETTERS (1921) and issued separately in a small private printing for Thomas Wise of just 25 copies in 1919. Conrad elaborates on his own earlier essay on the subject, bemoaning the media frenzy surrounding the ship’s sinking and the tragic, senseless loss of life: “And the Admirable Inquiry goes on, punctuated by idiotic laughter, by paid-for cries of indignation from under legal wigs, bringing to light the psychology of various commercial characters who are too stupid to know that they are giving themselves away – an admirably laborious Inquiry into facts that speak, nay shout, for themselves.” Also includes John Masefield, John Galsworthy, “A Defence of Men” by May Sinclair, et al. Small quarto light-blue paperwraps printed in black. Loss at spine ends (not affecting lettering), page edges foxed; otherwise quite good. Scarce.
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