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The Secret Sharer | Study Guide

Joseph Conrad

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Overview

Author

Joseph Conrad

Year Published

1910

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The Secret Sharer" is narrated by an unnamed captain of an unnamed ship. The first-person point of view draws the reader into the disconcerting events the captain encounters as he experiences them.

Tense

"The Secret Sharer" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Secret Sharer" is an ambiguous title. It can refer to both Leggatt, the sailor who flees his own ship and comes aboard the Captain's ship one night, and the clandestine relationship between the Captain and Leggatt as he hides on the ship.

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