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Lord Jim

Lord Jim

by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim Chapter 17 Summary

  • After asking Jim to stay and chat, Marlow explains how he wants to help Jim. But Jim doesn't think this is a very good idea, so the two of them argue for a while.
  • Marlow finally makes his case and says he wants to serve as a character reference for Jim and help him land a decent job.
  • An overwhelmed Jim can't thank him enough.
  • More awkwardness ensues, with Jim totally embarrassing Marlow with his gratitude, and then Jim takes off, leaving Marlow alone and pensive.

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