The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad by Joseph ConradThe Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad by Joseph Conrad

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

byJoseph ConradEditorLaurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl

Hardcover | March 10, 2003

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This volume presents all known Conrad letters from the years 1917-1919 (many of them published for the first time) in a framework highlighting their literary, historical, cultural, and biographical significance. His correspondence reveals his state of mind as he and his family dealt with the anxieties of the war time years, and the return to a fragile peace. During this time, Conrad published The Shadow-Line, The Arrow of Gold, and The Rescue, along with a considerable amount of shorter works, and was engaged in a critical rereading of his earlier books.
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:The Collected Letters of Joseph ConradFormat:HardcoverDimensions:628 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.5 inPublished:March 10, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521561957

ISBN - 13:9780521561952


Table of Contents

List of holders of letters; Published sources of letters; Other frequently cited works; Chronology, 1917-1919; Introduction; Conrad's correspondents, 1917-1919; Editorial procedures; Letters; Silent corrections to the text; Corrigenda for volumes 4-5; Index of recipients; Index of names.

Editorial Reviews

"The expectations created by the first volume and the four that followed are most admirably met in this present Volume 6. The excellent editing, explanatory footnotes that evidence extensive sleuthing, diligently researched answers to questions that the letters raise, the useful chronology, bibliography, brief biographies of correspondents, and photos characterize all the volumes so far." Studies in the Novel, Andrea White, California State University at Dominguez Hills