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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad
     

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

by Joseph Conrad, Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl, Owen Knowles
 

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ISBN-10: 0521561957

ISBN-13: 9780521561952

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This fifth of eight volumes comprising all the surviving letters of Joseph Conrad covers a notable period in Conrad's life and work, and in twentieth-century history. Suffragette campaigns, the Easter Rising in Dublin, the latest in French literature, the antics of the young John Conrad, and the loss of the Titanic are all discussed. But much of this volume is

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This fifth of eight volumes comprising all the surviving letters of Joseph Conrad covers a notable period in Conrad's life and work, and in twentieth-century history. Suffragette campaigns, the Easter Rising in Dublin, the latest in French literature, the antics of the young John Conrad, and the loss of the Titanic are all discussed. But much of this volume is dominated by the 1914–18 War. Letters from the last days of peace show Conrad finishing Chance and Victory. Later correspondence tells of the Conrads' flight from Cracow at the outbreak of war, the sight and sound of zeppelins over England, Conrad's expeditions with the Royal Naval Reserve, and the writing of The Shadow-Line, in which Conrad's memories of his own first command converge with the experience of his son Borys and other young soldiers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521561952
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad Series
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of holders of letters; Published sources of letters; Chronology, 1912–1916; Introduction to volume 5; Conrad's correspondents, 1912–1916; Editorial procedures; Letters; Silent corrections to the text; Corrigenda for volumes 1–4; Index.

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