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Stape, J. H. (John Henry)

Works: 108 works in 576 publications in 6 languages and 12,978 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, ed, win, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
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The several lives of Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )
44 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,246 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 "With his exceptional knowledge and understanding of Conrad, and drawing on unpublished letters and documents, John Stape succeeds in casting a new light on the life of a willfully enigmatic man who remains one of the greatest writers of his, and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 982 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 646 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 522 libraries worldwide
The story of a young, idealistic Englishman--'as unflinching as a hero in a book'--who's disgraced by an act of cowardice while serving as an officer on the Patna, a merchant-ship sailing from 'an Eastern port' with a party of Muslim pilgrims
An outcast of the islands by Joseph Conrad( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 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 322 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
Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Joseph Conrad( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr. Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values-- and the nature and values of his society
E.M. Forster : interviews and recollections by E. M Forster( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 295 libraries 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
The new Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 276 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 251 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
The secret agent, a simple tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
A dark, and darkly comic story of a band of spies, anarchists, agents-provocateurs plotting and counter-plotting in the back streets of London in the early 20th Century. The novel centers on Verloc, a shop-owner, phony-anarchist and double-agent, who becomes embroiled in an ambitious terrorist plan to bomb the Greenwich Observatory
Last essays by Joseph Conrad( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
This edition of Last Essays, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's Congo notebooks and his essays, prefaces, reviews and other occasional writings in a form more authoritative than any so far printed."--Jacket
A personal record by Joseph Conrad( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 213 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 210 libraries worldwide
The shadow line; a confession by Joseph Conrad( Book )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a young sea captain on his first command, coping with a ship becalmed in tropical seas, a crew laid low by fever, and the conviction that his own incompetence is somehow to blame
Tales of unrest by Joseph Conrad( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 187 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"--
Under Western eyes by Joseph Conrad( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The secret agent : centennial essays by Allan Simmons( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 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
Conrad's Lord Jim : a transcription of the manuscript ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 69 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 31 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
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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.
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