Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Complete Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad. 4-vol. set (Complete)

New York: The Ecco Press, 1991-1992. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 1/2"). XX, [2], 296pp (Vol. 1); IX, [3], 323, [1]pp (Vol. 2); XVIII, [2], 296pp (Vol. 3); IX, [1], 337, [1]pp. (Vol. 4). Original illustrated dust-jackets over half black cloth and black paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spines.

The Complete Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad, a collection in four volumes of the great writer's short stories and tales, highlights a genre too often overlooked among the author's considerable body of work.

- The Stories, Volume I assembles chronologically the first nine of twenty-two stories published between 1896 and 1928.

- The Stories, Volume II assembles Conrad's final thirteen short stories published between 1906 and 1928, with a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, and the author's own notes on the text.

- The Tales, Volume III assembles the earliest of Conrad's long narratives, including the well-known tale "Heart of Darkness." Comprising a chronology of Conrad's life, a bibliography, and the author's own notes on the text. The long stories collected here share the same extended narrative form, a medium to which Conrad found his talent particularly suited. But more than common length, or similar tone, distinguished the tales from Conrad's other fiction.

- The Tales, Volume IV is the final book in this four-volume series of the great writer's short stories and tales. It assembles the last five of Conrad's eight longer stories, with a chronology of his life, a bibliography, and the author's own notes on the text. Originally published between 1903 and 1914, most often in serial form in the popular magazines of the day, these tales constitute an important but too often overlooked element of Conrad's considerable body of work.

Minor and sporadic foxing to very first and very last leaves. Dust-jackets, bindings and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #41866
ISBN: 9780880013079

Price: $100.00

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