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Several Lives of Joseph Conrad

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ISBN-10: 1400095867

ISBN-13: 9781400095865

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Stape

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The Several Lives of Joseph Conradis the first new biography in more than a decade of one of modern literature's most important writers--whose work remains widely read and acutely relevant eighty years after his death. In this authoritative, insightful book, we see Joseph Conrad as a man who consistently reinvented himself. Born in 1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine, he left home early and worked as a sailor out of Marseilles; traveled to the Far East and Africa with the British merchant navy; and, finally, in 1891, settled in England, beginning a precarious existence as an novelist and family man. Here is a Conrad for our moment: a man with a deep sense of otherness; a writer with multiple…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

John Stape, Research Fellow in St Mary�s University College, Strawberry Hill, London, has taught in universities in Canada, France, and the Far East. He has edited Notes on Life and Letters and A Personal Recordfor The Cambridge Edition of Joseph Conrad and has co-edited Volumes 7 and 9 of The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad. The editor of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad, he is Contributing Editor of The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK). He has also written on E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, William Golding, and Angus Wilson.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
A Note About Place-Names
A Note About Money
Preface
'Pole-Catholic and Gentleman' (1857-1878)
'Tell me the Sea': Apprentice, Mate, and Master (1878-1890)
Crisis: Finding a Home (1890-1895)
Husband and Writer (1896-1898)
'The Fatal Partnership': Collaborator and Friend (1899-1904)
The Analyst of Illusions (1905-1909)
Breakdown and Recovery (1910-1914)
The Englishman (1915-1919)
'Smiling Public Man' (1920-1924)
After
Appendices
Maps
Family Trees: The Korzeniowski/Conrad, Bobrowski, Nash Sex, and George Families
Conrad's Circle: A Select Who's Who
A Guide to Pronunciation
Notes
Select Bibliography: Conrad
Bibliography
Index