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'Twixt Land and Sea


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad

  • Date Published: May 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521871266

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  • New texts of Joseph Conrad's modern classic 'The Secret Sharer' and of two other tales appear in this edition of 'Twixt Land and Sea with numerous words, sentences, and entire paragraphs restored from Conrad's manuscripts and typescripts. Written while he was working on Under Western Eyes, these stories, when collected together in 1912, marked the turning point in Conrad's professional fortunes that Chance would soon confirm. Published for the first time as Conrad meant them to be, these authoritative texts are accompanied by a new Introduction that discusses their sources, composition, and publication, and their reception up to our time. The Notes explain nautical, geographical, and historical references and are supplemented by diagrams, maps, and other illustrations. A textual essay and apparatus examine the revisions, excisions, divisions, and censorship the tales underwent, which till now have been reflected in editions unduly trusted by countless readers.

    • The most authoritative edition available based on the original texts
    • Illustrations, maps and diagrams illustrate many nautical and geographical allusions
    • Features a critical introduction, full explanatory notes and a comprehensive textual apparatus
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521871266
    • length: 688 pages
    • dimensions: 225 x 145 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    'Twixt Land and Sea: Tales
    Author's note
    A Smile of Fortune
    The Secret Sharer
    Freya of the Seven Isles
    The texts: An essay
    Apparatus: Emendation and variation
    Emendations of accidentals
    End-of-line word-division
    Appendices: Provenance of the early documents
    The titles of the Tales
    The London Magazine
    A Smile of Fortune: Pagination of the first typescript
    A Smile of Fortune: correspondence with the London Magazine
    A Smile of Fortune: the serial version of the prologue and ending
    Freya of the Seven Isles: the Garnett controversy
    Freya of the Seven Isles: marks in pencil on the first typescript
    the epigraph and the dedication

  • Author

    Joseph Conrad


    J. A. Berthoud, University of York
    J. A. Berthoud is Emeritus Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of York.

    Laura L. Davis, Kent State University, Ohio
    Laura L. Davis is Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English at Kent State University.

    S. W. Reid, Kent State University, Ohio
    S. W. Reid is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Conrad Studies at Kent State University.

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