A Portrait in Letters

A Portrait in Letters : Correspondence to and about Conrad

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 157.5 x 221 x 33mm | 408.24g
  • Editions Rodopi B.V.
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9051839626
  • 9789051839623

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. List of holders of letters. Published sources of letters and cue-titles. Correspondents. Editorial procedures. Letters 1888-1905, 1906-1915, 1916-1921, 1922-1935. A calendar of letters addressed to Conrad. Index of correspondents. Index of names, places, titles.
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Review quote

"...Conrad scholars everywhere will be grateful since this volume brings together letters scattered through other editions, as well as over 130 unpublished letters." in: NOTES AND QUERIES, March 1997
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