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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad
9 Volume Hardback Set

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad

Frederick Karl, Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, J. H. Stape, Gene M. Moore
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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521881906

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  • Special Price: $1450.00Offer Valid through November 1, 2008  This landmark nine-volume set offers the complete letters of Joseph Conrad in the highly acclaimed authorized Cambridge edition. Starting with his earliest letters to his imprisoned father and following through his adult careers at sea and as a writer, and his experiences as lover, husband, friend, and parent, these volumes allow scholars to read Conrad’s life in his own words. The first eight volumes present over four thousand letters in chronological order. The final volume includes, as well as a cumulative index to the edition, more than two hundred newly available letters, adding fresh nuances and complexities to the remarkable story of his life and work. In each volume, extensive explanatory notes and invaluable introductions illuminate the context of his work and times. This edition has become a standard reference work for all scholars and students of Conrad, and will retain its importance for generations to come.

    • The standard, authorised edition of Conrad's letters now available as a set
    • Includes detailed information about all stages of his life and career
    • A vital resource for all serious scholars of Conrad
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "One of the advantages of this new collection - besides that of providing accurate texts of unpublished correspondence and of the many letters that have long been available in unreliable editions - is that it enables us to appreciate the extent to which some of Conrad's letters are themselves part of his acheivement as a prose writer."
    --Louis Menand, The New York Review of Books

    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521881906
    • length: 5000 pages
    • dimensions: 222 x 285 x 177 mm
    • weight: 8.8kg
    • contains: 84 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1861–1897 Frederick Karl and Laurence Davies
    Volume 2:
    1898–1902 Frederick Karl and Laurence Davies
    Volume 3:
    1903–1907 Frederick Karl and Laurence Davies
    Volume 4:
    1908–1911 Frederick Karl and Laurence Davies
    Volume 5:
    1912–1916 Frederick Karl and Laurence Davies
    Volume 6:
    1917–1919 Laurence Davies, Frederick R. Karl and Owen Knowles
    Volume 7:
    1920–1922 Laurence Davies and J. H. Stape
    Volume 8:
    1923–1924 Laurence Davies and Gene M. Moore
    Volume 9: Uncollected letters and indexes Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, Gene M. Moore and J. H. Stape.

  • Author

    Joseph Conrad


    Laurence Davies, University of Glasgow
    Laurence Davies is Research Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and co-author of Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography.


    Frederick Karl, Laurence Davies, Owen Knowles, J. H. Stape, Gene M. Moore

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