Suspense by Joseph ConradSuspense by Joseph Conrad


byJoseph ConradEditorGene M. Moore

Hardcover | June 6, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 938 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Published posthumously in 1925, Suspense is set in Genoa in early 1815. This edition of Conrad's last novel, established through modern textual scholarship, presents the text in a form more authoritative than any so far printed. The introduction situates the novel in Conrad's career and traces its sources and contemporary reception. The explanatory notes explain literary and historical references, identify real-life places and indicate Conrad's main research materials. A glossary of foreign words and phrases enriches the explanatory matter, as do four illustrations and a map. A notebook of Conrad's research for the novel and deleted drafts are published here for the first time. The essay on the text and apparatus lay out the history of the work's composition and publication and detail interventions in the text by Richard Curle, who, as Conrad's de facto literary executor, saw the novel into print, along with typists, compositors and editors.
Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at ...
Title:SuspenseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:510 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.14 inPublished:June 6, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521823536

ISBN - 13:9780521823531


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Abbreviations and note on editions; Introduction; Suspense; The text: an essay; Apparatus; Appendices; Explanatory notes; Glossary.