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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

Volume 6. 1917–1919


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad

  • Date Published: December 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521561952

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  • This volume presents all known Conrad letters from the years 1917–1919 in a framework which highlights their literary, historical, cultural, and biographical significance. Like its predecessors, this volume includes a high proportion of previously unpublished letters, and many of those already published have appeared only in small-circulation journals. Again like its predecessors, this volume is full of surprises that require us to remould our understanding of Conrad's writings. His correspondence for these years reveals his state of mind as he and his family dealt with the constant anxieties of the war-time years, and the return to a fragile peace. During this time, Conrad published three novels - The Shadow-Line, The Arrow of Gold, and The Rescue - together with a considerable amount of shorter work, was preparing for the publication of his collected works on both sides of the Atlantic, and was engaged in a critical rereading of his earlier books.

    • Sixth volume in Cambridge's acclaimed edition of the Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad
    • Covers publication of three Conrad novels, preparation of collected works on both sides of the Atlantic, and his own reexamination of his earlier work
    • Covers a crucial period in Conrad's personal life, dealing with family involvement in war, and with wider cultural implications
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The scholarly wealth and care of this edition, the clarity of lay-out and secondary material, are beyond praise.' George Steiner, Sunday Times

    'These letters are impeccably edited and presented ... To anyone interested in the history of fiction writing, or the emergence of modernism, they are indispensable.' Tony Tanner, The Times Higher Education Supplement

    '… a worthy monument to one of the indisputably major novelists of the 20th century.' London Review of Books

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521561952
    • length: 628 pages
    • dimensions: 225 x 145 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.844kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of holders of letters
    Published sources of letters
    Other frequently cited works
    Chronology, 1917–1919
    Conrad's correspondents, 1917–1919
    Editorial procedures
    Silent corrections to the text
    Corrigenda for volumes 4–5
    Index of recipients
    Index of names.

  • Author

    Joseph Conrad


    Laurence Davies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
    Frederick R. Karl is Professor of English at New York University. Among his books are Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives, American Fictions: 1940–1980, Modern and Modernism: The Sovereignty of the Artist 1885-1925, and Franz Kafka: Representative Man.

    Frederick R. Karl, New York University
    Laurence Davies is Research Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and co-author of Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography.

    Owen Knowles, University of Hull
    Owen Knowles is Fellow at the University of Hull, he is the author of A Conrad Chronology (1989), An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Joseph Conrad (1992) and co-author of The Oxford Reader's Companion to Joseph Conrad (2000). His edited works include the Everyman edition of Conrad's Almayer's Folly (1995), A Portrait in Letters: Correspondence to and about Joseph Conrad (with J. H Stape, 1996) and several volumes of essays.

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