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, Owen Knowles

Hardcover | February 4, 2008

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The last volume in The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad presents over two hundred new letters written between 1892 and 1923. Some are to correspondents who have not previously appeared in the collected letters; others are to family members, friends, and colleagues familiar from earlier volumes. Many of the letters in both categories are substantial enough to justify a recharting of Conrad's work, his friendships, his experiences, and his opinions on such subjects as opera, marriage, editorial tampering, the reading public, British foreign policy, the consolations and the penalties of faith, the Dutch Empire, translating Maupassant, the power of oratory, the revolutions of 1917, and the deficiencies of Ibsen's Ghosts. This volume holds enough surprises to suggest that there can never be a final word on Conrad and includes indexes and further apparatus for the whole series.
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:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.1 inPublished:February 4, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521881897

ISBN - 13:9780521881890


Table of Contents

Uncollected Letters, 1892-1923: List of plates; Acknowledgments; List of holders of letters; Published sources of letters; Other frequently cited works; Introduction to volume nine; Conrad's correspondents, 1892-1923; Editorial procedures; Letters; Appendix: new texts from holograph; Silent corrections to the text; Index of recipients; Index of names; Revised corrigenda and indexes, volumes 1-7: Revised corrigenda and addenda; Consolidated index of recipients; Revised indexes of names.

Editorial Reviews

"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