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Page 59. " He lived far away in Islington "
Islington Crescent
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Now a wealthy district of London, Islington was a poor area in the late nineteenth century. In fact it isn’t far from central London at all, suggesting that Conrad is really referring to the mental distance between Comrade Ossipon and the Professor.