The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad

2.79 avg rating
( 33 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099478676: The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad's impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. Such phrases as 'heart of darkness' and 'The horror! The horror!' have entered the language, often cited without an awareness of their original contexts. His popular legacy extends to Latin American fiction, to the spy novel, to the terrorist and anarchist character, and to film. The writers he has influenced range from T. S. Eliot to William Faulkner to V. S. Naipaul and John Le Carré. For a writer of 'difficult' fiction he has enjoyed a remarkably wide impact, yet as Marlow proclaims in Lord Jim of the figure whose story he tells, 'he was one of us' and so Conrad remains in fascinating ways.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Formidable ... Stape's succinct way of dealing with Conrad's 'several lives' must be applauded." ( Independent)

"A Fascinating portrait of a mind-boggling, globe-spanningly modern life." ( Evening Standard)

"Conrad is dead. I finished reading in something like a state of mourning. John Stape has brought him so much to life - a living man, a working writer, not a 'study', not a statue - that one can't help suffering with him. I am so pleased to have had the experience of this book. But it's sad as it is triumphant." ( Cynthia Ozick)

Book Description:

Published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad is a brilliant and highly readable biography of a literary figure of world-wide reputation.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Stape
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Joseph Conrad s impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. Such phrases as heart of darkness and The horror! The horror! have entered the language, often cited without an awareness of their original contexts. His popular legacy extends to Latin American fiction, to the spy novel, to the terrorist and anarchist character, and to film. The writers he has influenced range from T. S. Eliot to William Faulkner to V. S. Naipaul and John Le Carre. For a writer of difficult fiction he has enjoyed a remarkably wide impact, yet as Marlow proclaims in Lord Jim of the figure whose story he tells, he was one of us and so Conrad remains in fascinating ways. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099478676

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Stape
Published by Arrow Books, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
eclecticbooks
(BOLTON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow Books, London, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New, unread. Bookseller Inventory # 002105

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Stape
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Joseph Conrad s impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. Such phrases as heart of darkness and The horror! The horror! have entered the language, often cited without an awareness of their original contexts. His popular legacy extends to Latin American fiction, to the spy novel, to the terrorist and anarchist character, and to film. The writers he has influenced range from T. S. Eliot to William Faulkner to V. S. Naipaul and John Le Carre. For a writer of difficult fiction he has enjoyed a remarkably wide impact, yet as Marlow proclaims in Lord Jim of the figure whose story he tells, he was one of us and so Conrad remains in fascinating ways. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099478676

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stape, John
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Start At Page 1
(Emneth, WIsbech, NFK, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SELEX-1325-1-5174

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stape, John
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Paperback Sep 04, 2008 Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Good4Books UK
(Kent, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback Sep 04, 2008. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW COPIES! *** - let our ratings help you choose - same day posting on all orders received before 3pm. Bookseller Inventory # P1562 x 3 B187 jaro SB TEST

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

John Stape
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Joseph Conrad's impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. Such phrases as 'heart of darkness' and 'The horror! The horror!' have entered the language, often cited without an awareness of their original contexts. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099478676_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stape, John
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Book Condition: New. Joseph Conrad's impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. His popular legacy extends to Latin American fiction, to the spy novel, to the terrorist and anarchist character, and to film. Num Pages: 416 pages, 24. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGL; DSBH; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 26. Weight in Grams: 296. . 2009. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099478676

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stape, John
Published by Cornerstone (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, 2009. Book Condition: New. Joseph Conrad's impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. His popular legacy extends to Latin American fiction, to the spy novel, to the terrorist and anarchist character, and to film. Num Pages: 416 pages, 24. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGL; DSBH; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 26. Weight in Grams: 296. . 2009. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099478676

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

John Stape
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad, John Stape, Joseph Conrad's impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. Such phrases as 'heart of darkness' and 'The horror! The horror!' have entered the language, often cited without an awareness of their original contexts. His popular legacy extends to Latin American fiction, to the spy novel, to the terrorist and anarchist character, and to film. The writers he has influenced range from T. S. Eliot to William Faulkner to V. S. Naipaul and John Le Carre. For a writer of 'difficult' fiction he has enjoyed a remarkably wide impact, yet as Marlow proclaims in "Lord Jim" of the figure whose story he tells, 'he was one of us' and so Conrad remains in fascinating ways. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099478676

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Stape, John
ISBN 10: 0099478676 ISBN 13: 9780099478676
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099478676. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099478676

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book