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January) Conrad sits for a portrait by Walter Tittle (now in the National Portrait Gallery; see Plate 5a). Conrad's grandson Philip is born. (May) Conrad is offered, and declines, a knighthood. ) (3 August) Conrad dies of a heart attack and (7 August) after a funeral service at St Thomas' Roman Catholic Church, Canterbury, is buried in Canterbury cemetery. (27 June) Serialization of Suspense begins in Hutchinson's Magazine, continuing to 12 August. The novel is published in volume form on 16 September.
MARRIS, Charles. Half-Maori sailor resident in Penang and married to a Malayan. At one time he had commanded the Vidar, on which Conrad served (under another captain) in 1887. Marris visited Conrad in England in 1909, and their conversation about Eastern places and personalities seems to have stimulated Conrad to write the three stories collected in 'Twixt Land and Sea, which is dedicated to Marris. MARWOOD, Arthur (died 1916). The younger son of a baronet and 'a cultured right-wing radical of the kind that Conrad found most congenial' (Tennant), he was introduced to Conrad by Ford in about 1906 and became a close friend.
His manner was perfect, almost too elaborate; so nervous and sympathetic that every fibre of him seemed electric, which gave him the air of a highly-polished and well-bred man. He talked English with a strong accent, as if he tasted his words in his mouth before pronouncing them; but he talked extremely well, though he had always the talk and manner of a foreigner. It seemed difficult to believe that this charming gentleman with high square shoulders, which he shrugged now and again so lightly, and the unmistakably foreign look, had been a captain in the English Merchant Service, and was, too, such a master of English prose.
A Conrad Companion by Norman Page (auth.)