Re-posting this from a few years ago. A list of people as good at this whole business as Joseph Conrad would be very short.
There is, as every schoolboy knows in this scientific age, a very close chemical relation between coal and diamonds. It is the reason, I believe, why some people allude to coal as “black diam…
Source: Opening Lines: Victory by Joseph Conrad – Chris Cocca
Related: Reading and Revising with Joseph Conrad and Ann Hood.