Joseph Conrad: A Biography

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Cooper Square Press, Feb 9, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
In Joseph Conrad: A Biography, acclaimed writer Jeffrey Meyers presents the definitive account of the life of Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), author of Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, and many other landmarks in modern literature. Meyers' biography, published for the first time in paperback by Cooper Square Press, is the first biography of the author in many years.

Joseph Conrad brings to light new information about Conrad's life and its impact on his fiction: new models emerge for his characters, including Heart of Darkness' Kurtz, and Meyers also examines in great detail Conrad's relationship with the wild and beautiful American journalist Jane Anderson.
 

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JOSEPH CONRAD: A Biography

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Although he promises important new information about Joseph Conrad's life, most of what is new in this hefty biography from Meyers (D.H. Lawrence, 1990, etc.) is of minor significance. For a great ... Read full review

Joseph Conrad: a biography

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The prolific Meyers ( D.H. Lawrence, LJ 5/15/90) here offers the first major biography of Conrad since Frederick R. Karl's Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives ( LJ 12/1/78). Karl excels with the early ... Read full review

Contents

The Polish Heritage
1
A Polish Childhood 18571874
9
Marseilles and the Carlists 18741878
31
English Sailor 18781886
47
From Second Mate to Master 188o1886
65
Eastern Voyages 18861889
75
Into the Congo 1890
91
Sailor to Writer 18911894
109
Breakdown and Success 191o1913
251
Return to Poland and Victory 19141915
273
Jane Anderson 19161917
293
The War Years 19161918
311
Fame and America 19191924
331
The Later Life of Jane Anderson 19181947
359
The Quest for Jane Anderson
369
Notes
373

Courtship and Marriage 18941896
127
Literary Friendships and Artistic Breakthrough 18971898
155
Ford and Pent Farm 18981902
177
J B Pinker and Nostromo 19011904
203
Capri Montpellier and The Secret Agent 19051909
223
Bibliography of Conrad
411
Bibliography of Jane Anderson
413
Index
417
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Jeffrey Meyers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and the author of Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography, Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy, Hemingway: Life into Art, and Gary Cooper: An American Hero, (all available from Cooper Square Press), in addition to biographies of Humphrey Bogart, D. H. Lawrence, Edmund Wilson, and George Orwell. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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