Teacher Guide

Lord Jim Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Lord Jim was originally published between 1899 and 1900, during Conrad's most productive period of artistic output, which also included Heart of Darkness, Typhoon, and The Inheritors. Charles Marlow is a recurring character throughout Conrad's novels, including Chance and Heart of Darkness, though he plays a much more pivotal role in Lord Jim, helping the protagonist directly and observing his relationship with the man grow and change throughout the years.

Students may be interested in works that influenced Lord Jim, such as Alfred Russel Wallace's The Malay Archipelago, or various accounts of the SS Jeddah, on which Conrad likely based parts of the Patna incident.

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