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Joseph Conrad: Contemporary Reviews

Joseph Conrad: Contemporary Reviews
4 Volume Hardback Set


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad

Allan H. Simmons, John G. Peters, Richard Niland, Mary Burgoyne, Katherine Isobel Baxter
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  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107022058

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  • An indispensable resource both to Conrad specialists and to students of literary Modernism, this four-volume collection seeks to provide as complete as possible a view of the contemporary reception of the writer's works in the English-speaking world. The reviews cover all of Conrad's writings from Almayer's Folly (1895) to the posthumously published Last Essays (1926). The volumes also take into their purview the collaborations with Ford Madox Ford. Found here are evaluations by journalists as well as by creative writers, the latter including H. G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Walter de la Mare and Virginia Woolf. The volumes offer insights into early twentieth-century reviewing practices, the marketing of 'literary' fiction and the wide interest in such writing, as reviews of Conrad's work regularly appeared in provincial and colonial newspapers.

    • The first collection of reviews of Conrad's work published in his lifetime and immediately after
    • Four-volume set, arranged chronologically by publication date of the work reviewed
    • Includes reviews by Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, Sinclair Lewis, H. L. Mencken, Ford Madox Ford, John Masefield and H. G. Wells
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Complementing the superb Cambridge editions of [Conrad's] works and letters, this collection of Anglophone reviews of his works is a very welcome addition to the long-term commitment that Cambridge University Press has made to Conrad studies. It is a great credit to CUP that it has made possible a formidable body of finely researched and authoritative editions. Ideally read alongside his essays and letters, these volumes complement the work that [the Press] has already published on Conrad in recent decades. They should appeal to Conrad scholars and general readers alike.' Anthony Fothergill, Review 19 (

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107022058
    • length: 2600 pages
    • dimensions: 222 x 142 x 151 mm
    • weight: 3.76kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Almayer's Folly to Youth edited by Allan H. Simmons
    Volume II: Typhoon to Under Western Eyes edited by John G. Peters
    Volume III: A Personal Record to The Arrow of Gold edited by Richard Niland
    Volume IV: The Rescue to Last Essays edited by Mary Burgoyne and Katherine Isobel Baxter.

  • Editors

    Allan H. Simmons, St Mary's University College, London
    Allan H. Simmons is Professor of English Literature at St Mary's University College, Twickenham.

    John G. Peters, University of North Texas
    John G. Peters is Professor of English at the University of North Texas.

    J. H. Stape, St Mary's University College, London


    Allan H. Simmons, John G. Peters, Richard Niland, Mary Burgoyne, Katherine Isobel Baxter

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