Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

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Polish-born Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is widely considered to be one of the finest masters of the English language. His life at sea and in foreign ports around the world furnished most of the material for his books, which include Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, and perhaps his best-known story, "The Heart of Darkness." This beautifully illustrated volume, written by author Chris Fletcher, provides a thorough look at this complex author. About the series: The British Library is in a unique position when it comes to biographical research, especially concerning British authors. This revered institution boasts the world's largest collection of original manuscripts, as well as an outstanding collection of letters, personal diaries, first editions, and other literary treasures. The titles in this series take full advantage of this vast source of documentary evidence by illustrating each of these lively writers' biographies with state-of-the-art facsimiles of pertinent documents and reproductions of art from the period. Penned by expert biographers, each of these books also contains an index, further reading list, and a chronology of the writer's life.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 206 x 246.4 x 16.3mm | 741.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 0195214412
  • 9780195214413

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"Engaging readers with a smoothly flowing, chronological narrative...rife with quotes, making this an excellent source for students needing primary source material. The index is extensive, so that finding an exact fact or quote is greatly facilitated.... A skillfully written biography."--School Library Journal"Detailed and thorough... The many incorporated quotes and passages from Conrad's letters and works provide unique insight into the man, and a fine introduction to Conrad's vivid, powerful prose. The book is notable for excellent, illuminating visuals."--Booklist"Archival photographs, color illustrations, and reproductions highlight this biography."--The Horn Book Reviewshow more

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