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Stape, J. H. (John Henry)

Overview
Works: 110 works in 586 publications in 6 languages and 13,120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, win, Creator, ed, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. H Stape
The several lives of Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad is 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 constantly reinvents 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 a novelist and family man. Here is a Conrad for our moment: a man with a deep sense of otherness; a writer with multiple cultural identities who wrote in his third language and whose fiction became the cornerstone of literary Modernism." "With his exceptional knowledge and understanding of Conrad, and drawing on unpublished letters and documents, John Stape succeeds in casting a new light on the life of a willfully enigmatic man who remains one of the greatest writers of his, and our, time
The Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the fiction of Joseph Conrad. Through a series of essays, leading Conrad scholars place his work in its cultural and historical context, and examine some of the fictional techniques that Conrad used
Virginia Woolf : interviews and recollections by Virginia Woolf( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coherent view of so extraordinarily chameleon a temperament and talent as Virginia Woolf's is, of course, almost impossible. If Lily Briscoe in To the Lighthouse needs 'fifty pairs of eyes' to take in a woman as simple as Mrs. Ramsay, even more pairs seem desirable for focusing on Virginia Woolf. The difficulty of a balanced viewpoint for some of her memoirists, a demanding enough task at the best of times, was compounded by the enthusiasm with which she sometimes donned a mask and by conversation whose notorious brilliance veered at moments towards the flamboyant, the wildly inaccurate, or the cruel. To penetrate this mask, Virginia Woolf: Interviews and Recollections provides multifaceted perspectives on Woolf as observed and remembered by relatives, close friends, acquaintances, and fellow writers from Vanessa Bell, Arnold Bennett, and Edith Sitwell to Marguerite Yourcenar, Rose Macaulay, and Stephen Spender
Lord Jim : an authoritative text ... by Joseph Conrad( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first appearance in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1899 and 1900, Lord Jim (1900) has been acclaimed as a modernist masterwork. Its narrative innovations and psychological complexity make it one of the most influential fictions written in the twentieth century and it has challenged and stimulated generations of readers as well as writers on and of fiction. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's novel and its preface in a form more authoritative than any so far printed. The Introduction situates the novel in Conrad's career and traces its sources and contemporary reception. The explanatory notes identify literary and historical references and real-life places and indicate Conrad's main influences. Glossaries, maps and illustrations are provided for further context, as well as a new transcription of 'Tuan Jim: A Sketch', a partial draft of the novel, and appearing in print for the first time, Conrad's contract for the book"
An outcast of the islands by Joseph Conrad( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a s̀econd chance' at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. The pawn of Babalatchi, the one-eyed schemer of power politics, and of the rich Abdulla, who uses Willems to increase his own wealth, his fate is sealed by his lover, Aissa, and by Almayer, an embittered fellow countryman."--Jacket
Notes on life and letters by Joseph Conrad( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from 1898 to 1919, the twenty-six essays collected in Notes on Life and Letters (1921) offer a kaleidoscopic view of Joseph Conrad's literary views, politics, commitments to maritime traditions, and interest in the events of his day, including the Titanic disaster, the First World War, and the re-emergence of his native Poland as a nation state." "The introduction gives the history of the gathering together of these diverse pieces into a single volume, traces the book's reception, and offers new perspectives on its relationship to Conrad's other writings. His occasional essays underwent multiple layers of unauthorized intervention by his typists, compositors and editors: this history is set out in the essay on the text and in the apparatus. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places mentioned, and gloss foreign terms. Two maps supplement the explanatory material. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's essays and reviews in a form more authoritative than any hitherto printed."--Jacket
The secret agent, a simple tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of thirteen essays by writers from several countries lavishly celebrates the centenary of the publication of Conrad's The Secret Agent . It reconsiders one of Conrad's most important political novels from a variety of critical perspectives and presents a stimulating documentary section as well as specially commissioned maps and new contextualizing illustrations. Much new information is provided on the novel's sources, and the work is placed in new several contexts. The volume is essential reading on this novel both for students studying it as a set text as well as for scholars
The new Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Conrad's centrality to modern literature is well established. The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad provides essential guidance to varied developments in the field of Conrad studies since the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996). The volume's thirteen chapters offer diverse perspectives on emergent areas of interest, including canon formation, postcolonialism, gender, critical reception and adaptation. Likewise, chapters on Conrad's autobiographical writings, Heart of Darkness and 'The Secret Sharer', consider recent trends in both literary and cultural studies. A chronology and an updated guide to further reading serve to provide essential orientation to a large and complex field. This volume is the ideal starting point for students new to Conrad's work as well as for scholars wishing to keep abreast of current issues"--
Editing Virginia Woolf : interpreting the modernist text by James M Haule( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers a wide range of editorial confrontations with Virginia Woolf's writings, touching on almost every genre in which she wrote: fiction, diary, letter, biography. It describes a variety of editorial practices and deals with theories informing the critical editing of the prose of this singular 20th century woman writer. This collections of essays by distinguished scholar critics of Virginia Woof confronts a number of contemporary issues in critical editing: the use of pre-print materials, authorial revision, the collation of historical texts and it engages in a lively discussion of the present-day editorial apparatus, tackling questions on annotation and paratext. The volume should be useful reading for anyone seriously interested in the critical editing of Modernist writing or in the ways in which Woolf's canon has been and is being preserved for her present and future readers
Last essays by Joseph Conrad( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together work composed from 1890 to 1924 the nineteen pieces collected in the posthumously published Last Essays (1926), with the addition of the 'Up-river Book' and scattered pieces by Conrad that Richard Curle excluded from his edition, serve as a primer to Conrd's wide interests and to the varieties of his style
A personal record by Joseph Conrad( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Personal Record (1912) both documents and fictionalizes Joseph Conrad's early life and the opening stages of his careers as a writer and as a seaman. It is also an artistic and political manifesto. The introduction traces Conrad's sources and gives the history of writing and reception. The essay on the text and the apparatus set out the textual history. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places, and gloss foreign terms. Four maps and a genealogical table supplement this explanatory material. This edition of A Personal Record, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's reminiscences and the volume's two prefaces in forms more authoritative than any so far printed."--Jacket
Angus Wilson : a bibliography, 1947-1987 by J. H Stape( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow line; a confession by Joseph Conrad( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Coming of Age Story at Sea. "The atmosphere of officialdom would kill anything that breathes the air of human endeavor, would extinguish hope and fear alike in the supremacy of paper and ink." The novel illustrates the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development
Tales of unrest by Joseph Conrad( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The five stories brought together in Tales of Unrest (1898) mark a turning point in the writer's career. Conrad's first short story collection evidences a writer firmly in control of his new craft staking a claim to diverse cultural and fictional territories. The introduction situates the writing of these stories in Conrad's career and discusses their sources and contemporary reception. The explanatory notes identify literary and historical references and real-life places, and indicate influences. Two maps and six illustrations enrich the explanatory matter. The essay on the text lays out the history of the work's composition and publication, details interventions by Conrad's typists, compositors and editors, and explains editorial policy. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's stories and his preface to the collection in forms more authoritative than any so far printed"--
Orlando : a biography by Virginia Woolf( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando is a fictional biography of a person called Orlando who lives over three hundred years from Queen Elizabeth's reign in the sixteenth century through to King Edwards reign in 1928, the year Virginia Woolf wrote the novel. In the beginning of the book Orlando is a nobleman who has literary ambitions. As a man he writes plays and poems every day of his life while courting some of his generation's most beautiful women. Everything changes when he turns into woman, and for the remainder, Woolf draws comparisons between the thought processes of men and women across the different eras
Under Western eyes by Joseph Conrad( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conrad's Lord Jim : a transcription of the manuscript( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1899-1900, Lord Jim is one of the key works of literary Modernism. A novel of immense power, it has never been out of print, attracting readers for over a century and variously influencing the development of twentieth-century fiction. This page-by-page transcription of the surviving manuscript and fragmentary typescript offers a privileged glimpse into the writer's workshop, allowing a reader to follow closely the evolution of character, narrative technique, and themes. Accompanying the transcription of the novel (about half of which survives) are supplementary materials that contri
Conrad's "The duel" : sources/text by J. H Stape( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of Joseph Conrad’s 'Author’s Note' (1920) to 'A Set of Six' (1908), readers have been aware that the plot for the Napolonic tale 'The Duel' derived from an existing account. What has been unknown till now is the large number of venues in which that account variously appeared. This volume traces the tale’s fascinating genealogy and the immediate contemporary source that inspired Conrad’s 1907 story. A transcription of the story’s typescript-manuscript sheds light on the story’s development
E.M. Forster by Jeremy Tambling( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

E.M. Forster's novels have always been popular, but he does not belong to the heavyweight category of a 'modernist' and his achievement has often been slighted or reduced as being a celebration of 'Englishness' and the Edwardian era. This New Casebook draws together approaches to Forster's work from many aspects of new critical theory and establishes a new case for him as a figure of far more than merely conventional interest with a central place in the development of twentieth-century English literature
 
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The Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad
Alternative Names
Stape, J. H.

Stape, J. H. 1949-

Stape, J. H. Stape

Stape, John.

Stape, John 1949-

Stape, John H.

Stape, John H. 1949-

Stape, John Henry

Stape, John Henry 1949-

Suteipu, J.H.

ステイプ, J. H.

Languages
English (259)

Spanish (7)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

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The Cambridge companion to Joseph ConradVirginia Woolf : interviews and recollectionsLord Jim : an authoritative text ...An outcast of the islandsNotes on life and lettersThe secret agent, a simple taleEditing Virginia Woolf : interpreting the modernist textLast essays