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, Gene M. Moore

Hardcover | February 4, 2008

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Volume Eight of Conrad's collected letters covers the last nineteen months of his life (1923-24). Much of this correspondence is unpublished; its editors have had access to the major private collections as well as holdings in public and academic libraries. The letters themselves are accompanied by notes on contexts, allusions, and editorial problems, and prefaced with a general introduction and biographies of the correspondents. Letters to his family written during his visit to the United States are a notable feature of this collection, which is also rich in comments on literary questions, current events, his experiences at sea, the reception of The Rover, and work on his unfinished novel, Suspense.
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 ...
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Title:The Collected Letters of Joseph ConradFormat:HardcoverDimensions:498 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.26 inPublished:February 4, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521561973

ISBN - 13:9780521561976

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of holders of letters; Published sources of letters; Other frequently cited works; Chronology, 1923-1924; Introduction to Volume Eight; Conrad's correspondents, 1923-1924; Editorial procedures; Letters; Silent corrections to the text; Indexes.

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"The care and scholarly attention the editors have expended in compiling these volumes has made this edition of Conrad's letters far superior to any previous edition....will be one of the most useful resources for Conrad scholars for generations to come."
--Choice Magazine