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In: Conrad's Cities
In: Conrad’s “The Duel”
In: Conrad Between the Lines
Correspondence to and about Conrad
Volume Editors: J.H. Stape and Owen Knowles
A Portrait in Letters: Correspondence to and about Joseph Conrad offers an annotated selection of letters to Conrad preserved in widely scattered archives. Augmented by letters about his work and personality, the volume also contains a calendar of all known surviving correspondence addressed to him. An essential supplement to the Cambridge Edition of The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, A Portrait in Letters presents Conrad in the round, offering glimpses not only of the working writer but of the husband, parent, and friend. The letters offer new information about Conrad's literary circle and fill out numerous details about his career. Brief, authoritative biographies of the correspondents are included, and an introduction, description of editorial principles, and full index to the volume provide the scholarly contextualization and tools necessary for easy access to its contents.
In: Conrad’s “The Duel”
Centennial Essays
Volume Editors: Allan H. Simmons and J.H. Stape
Lord Jim: Centennial Essays” features eight essays by major Conrad scholars to celebrate the centenary of the publication of what is possibly Joseph Conrad's best known novel. This carefully edited volume covers a wide range of topics, and includes new work on the novel's reception and sources, narrative strategies, and thematic interests. Various contemporary critical approaches - Bakhtinian, postcolonial, and historicist - are aired and reconsidered, and a generous selection of documents relating to the Jeddah affair of 1880 sheds light on Conrad's use of real-life materials.
The kaleidoscopic perspectives brought to bear on this landmark of literary Modernism will stimulate and challenge both scholars and students alike.
Volume Editors: Allan H. Simmons and J.H. Stape
This collection of thirteen essays by writers from several countries lavishly celebrates the centenary of the publication of Conrad’s The Secret Agent. It reconsiders one of Conrad’s most important political novels from a variety of critical perspectives and presents a stimulating documentary section as well as specially commissioned maps and new contextualizing illustrations. Much new information is provided on the novel’s sources, and the work is placed in new several contexts. The volume is essential reading on this novel both for students studying it as a set text as well as for scholars of the late-Victorian and early Modernist periods.
Centennial Essays
Volume Editors: Allan H. Simmons and J.H. Stape
In the century since its publication in 1904, Nostromo has taken its place among Conrad’s masterpieces as a panoramic novel of revolution and a profound meditation on history and the effects of “material interests” on human destiny. The eight new essays brought together in this volume examine the novel from various perspectives: as an epic, as a study in colonialism and the problem of “homecoming,” as an exploration of free will and determinism, as a textual artefact, and as a reflection upon earlier works of European literature by Coleridge, Pushkin, and others.
In: Conrad’s Lord Jim
A Transcription of the Manuscript
Volume Editors: J.H. Stape and Ernest W. Sullivan II
Written in 1899-1900, Lord Jim is one of the key works of literary Modernism. A novel of immense power, it has never been out of print, attracting readers for over a century and variously influencing the development of twentieth-century fiction. This page-by-page transcription of the surviving manuscript and fragmentary typescript offers a privileged glimpse into the writer’s workshop, allowing a reader to follow closely the evolution of character, narrative technique, and themes.
Accompanying the transcription of the novel (about half of which survives) are supplementary materials that contribute to the story of its history: a new transcription of “Tuan Jim” (the Ur-version of the opening chapters) and the draft version of Conrad’s 1917 “Author’s Note” to the novel. Lord Jim: A Transcription of the Manuscript makes available for the first time material housed in far-flung archives and encourages genetic approaches to a work acclaimed for its polished style, virtuoso effects, and narrative complexity.
A “must have” in the library of any scholar of late-Victorian and Modernist fiction, this volume will attract all readers with a serious interest in the art of fiction.