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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

Volume 9. Uncollected Letters and Indexes


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad

  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521881890

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  • The last volume in The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad presents over two hundred new letters written between 1892 and 1923. Some are to correspondents who have not previously appeared in the collected letters; others are to family members, friends, and colleagues familiar from earlier volumes. Many of the letters in both categories are substantial enough to justify a recharting of Conrad's work, his friendships, his experiences, and his opinions on such subjects as opera, marriage, editorial tampering, the reading public, British foreign policy, the consolations and the penalties of faith, the Dutch Empire, translating Maupassant, the power of oratory, the revolutions of 1917, and the deficiencies of Ibsen's Ghosts. This volume holds enough surprises to suggest that there can never be a final word on Conrad and includes indexes and further apparatus for the whole series.

    • Letters discovered since the publication of the previous volumes are collected here
    • Indexes for the whole edition
    • Corrigenda and addenda for the whole edition
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… the meticuolous editing of the letters themselves, the supporting documentation - chronology, photographs, biographies of recipients, holders and sources of the letters, footnotes, indexes, statements of editorial principles ad the introductions - are nothing less than superb. … Throughout, they have indeed offered us 'the feast of reason and the floe of soul' through this intimate contact with the life, mind and art of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.' Mara Kalnins, Notes and Queries

    'What is so remarkable about these late letters is their energy, freshness and originality … We turn to the letters, as to the fiction and essays, in order to experience a vanished world and to understand better the mind and temperament that transited to contemporary and future generations those values on which the health of human society depends … Volume 9 contains gems enough to enrich our understanding of that complex and elusive figure whose work so profoundly influenced the development of the modernist novel. … In previous reviews of volumes in the magnificent Cambridge University Press The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad this reviewer has paid tribute to the edition, which is unrivalled for clarity, precision of presentation, and accuracy of scholarship. In addition to the meticulous editing of the letters themselves, the supporting documentation are nothing less than superb. … The achievement of Laurence Davies and his co-editors in these final two volumes, as in the earlier ones, is beyond praise.' Mara Kalnins, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

    '… The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad … is exemplary in its attention to the detail, the accuracy of the transcriptions and the dedication of the editorial team to their task …' Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521881890
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 150 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Uncollected Letters, 1892–1923: List of plates
    List of holders of letters
    Published sources of letters
    Other frequently cited works
    Introduction to volume nine
    Conrad's correspondents, 1892–1923
    Editorial procedures
    Appendix: new texts from holograph
    Silent corrections to the text
    Index of recipients
    Index of names
    Revised corrigenda and indexes, volumes 1-7: Revised corrigenda and addenda
    Consolidated index of recipients
    Revised indexes of names.

  • Author

    Joseph Conrad


    Laurence Davies, University of Glasgow

    Owen Knowles, University of Hull

    Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    J. H. Stape is Research Fellow at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London and has taught at universities in England, Canada, France and the Far East. Author of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad (2007) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996), he has edited several of Conrad's texts. He has also published on E. M. Forster, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, Frank Harris, Angus Wilson and Virginia Woolf.

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

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