The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

This volume presents all known Conrad letters from the years 1917-1919 in a framework which highlights their literary, historical, cultural and biographical significance. Like its predecessors, this volume includes a high proportion of previously unpublished letters, and many of those already published have appeared only in small-circulation journals. Again like its… See more details below

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This volume presents all known Conrad letters from the years 1917-1919 in a framework which highlights their literary, historical, cultural and biographical significance. Like its predecessors, this volume includes a high proportion of previously unpublished letters, and many of those already published have appeared only in small-circulation journals. Again like its predecessors, this volume is full of surprises that require us to remould our understanding of Conrad's writings. His correspondence for these years reveals his state of mind as he and his family dealt with the constant anxieties of the war-time years, and the return to a fragile peace. During this time, Conrad published three novels - The Shadow-Line, The Arrow of Gold, and The Rescue - together with a considerable amount of shorter work, was preparing for the publication of his collected works on both sides of the Atlantic, and was engaged in a critical rereading of his earlier books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521561976
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad Series
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.26(d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Davies is Research Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and co-author of Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography.

J. H. Stape is Research Fellow at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London and has taught at universities in England, Canada, France and the Far East. Author of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad (2007) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996), he has edited several of Conrad's texts. He has also published on E. M. Forster, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, Frank Harris, Angus Wilson and Virginia Woolf.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 3, 1857
Date of Death:
August 3, 1924
Place of Birth:
Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia
Place of Death:
Bishopsbourne, Kent, England
Education:
Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

Table of Contents

List of holders of letters; Published sources of letters; Chronology, 1920–1922; Introduction; Conrad's correspondents; Editorial procedures; Letters; Indices.

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