"Published posthumously in 1925, Suspense is set in Genoa in early 1815. This edition of Conrad's last novel, established through modern textual scholarship, presents the text 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 ...
"Published posthumously in 1925, Suspense is set in Genoa in early 1815. This edition of Conrad's last novel, established through modern textual scholarship, presents the text 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 The explanatory notes explain literary and historical references, identify real-life places and indicate Conrad's main research materials. A glossary of foreign words and phrases enriches the explanatory matter, as do four illustrations and a map. A notebook of Conrad's research for the novel and deleted drafts are published here for the first time. The essay on the text and apparatus lay out the history of the work's composition and publication and detail interventions in the text by Richard Curle, who, as Conrad's de facto literary executor, saw the novel into print, along with typists, compositors and editors"--
Good+ Book Shelf 1011 Text clean; paper browning; spine cracked; spine slant; foxing and small stain to edge of paper; wear to the surface, edges and corners of covers; Not a book club copy. No previous owner name, no marks, no underlining, not ex library, not price clipped, not a remainder.
Good. No dust jacket. 1925. 303 pages. No dust jacket. Maroon cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Inscription to fep. Pages are mildly tanned but ultimately remains clear throughout. Minor bending to boards. Gilt dulled. Otherwise a good, firm copy. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1458644371RF (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
1925. J.M. Dent. First. Book-VG, gilt titles on spine, embossed design on front board, spine & edges of boards slightly faded. Spine loose & edges slightly rubbed. 8x5. 303pp. 1 b/w illus. 451g. This is Joseph Conrads last, "unfinished" novel. So therefore the Suspense will last forever as no-one will ever know how the novel would have ended.
Near Very Good. No Jacket. First edition. Octavo hardback, decorated cloth. x, 303 pp. + 3 pp. adverts. Black and white frontispiece. Slight foxing on prelims, a little rubbing at edges, otherwise near Very Good condition. No dust jacket.
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