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The Selected Letters of Joseph Conrad

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad

  • Date Published: September 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521191920

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  • Since the publication of the Cambridge edition of The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, the numerous letters in the nine volumes, many of them published for the first time and many more taken from hard-to-find books and journals, have had a profound influence on writing about Conrad. This selection makes the highlights available in one volume. The letters have been re-edited with shorter footnotes and an emphasis on the latest scholarship. Letters originally written in French or Polish appear only in revised English translations. Among the topics that stand out are Conrad's memories of growing up in Poland and Ukraine, his ideas about fiction, often expressed in precise but sympathetic comments on the work of his friends, the anxieties of war and revolution, his struggle to keep his integrity as a writer, and his lives as a sailor and a family man.

    • Brings together, in one volume with updated explanatory notes, highlights from the nine-volume collected letters edition
    • Casts light on Conrad's early years as the child of political exiles in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires, his worldwide voyages as a sailor, and later years in the Kentish countryside
    • Shows the range and variety of Conrad's correspondence, including letters translated from French and Polish
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    • Date Published: September 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521191920
    • length: 596 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 147 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Letters:
    1861–1893
    1894–1897
    1898–1902
    1903–1908
    1909–1913
    1914–1918
    1919–1922
    1924–1924
    Conrad's correspondents.

  • Author

    Joseph Conrad

    Editor

    Laurence Davies, University of Glasgow
    Laurence Davies is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Glasgow.

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