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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

Volume 3. 1903–1907


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad

  • Date Published: April 1988
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521323871

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  • This is the third of the projected eight-volume edition comprising all the surviving letters of Joseph Conrad under the general editorship of Professor Frederick R. Karl. When completed, it will have assembled about 4,000 letters, over a third of them published before only in defective versions. As with previous volumes in the series, this volume contains an editorial introduction, illustrations, and extensive annotation. The period covered by the third volume is 1903 to 1907 when Conrad stood at the height of his powers. It was during these years that he completed Nostromo and The Secret Agent. Yet this was not a happy time for him: his plans for leisurely, contemplative work were constantly interrupted by dangerous illnesses in the family, his own bad health, financial worries, and the pleas of editors desperate for copy. Conrad maintained his correspondence with old friends such as Galsworthy, Wells, and Ford Madox Ford, and developed a number of new friendships. This is also the period in which Conrad became absorbed in political fiction, and this is reflected in an intriguing sequence of America, and censorship. As always, the letters to his literary agent J. B. Pinker provide a detailed (and largely unpublished) account of Conrad's plans and literary commitments, week by week, month by month.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1988
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521323871
    • length: 576 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 36 x 138 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of holders of letters
    Published sources of letters
    Chronology, 1903–1907
    Introduction to Volume three
    Conrad's correspondents, 1903–1907
    Editorial procedures
    Silent corrections to the text
    Corrigenda for Volume two
    Index of recipients
    Index of names.

  • Author

    Joseph Conrad


    Frederick R. Karl, New York University

    Laurence Davies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

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