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Joseph Conrad
[1857-1924]

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"Give me the right words and the right actions, and I will move the world."

"A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."

— Joseph Conrad


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Joseph Conrad entry at Wikipedia
Joseph Conrad credits [since 1919] at Internet Movie Database
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Primary Works
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list of works by Joseph Conrad at Wikipedia

Portable Conrad collection edited by Morton Dauwen Zabel  "The Portable Conrad" [1947] Edited by Morton Dauwen Zabel
Three short novels – "The ... Narcissus", "Heart of Darkness", and "Typhoon" –
and two short stories: "Youth" and "The Secret Sharer"

Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [12/76] out of print/60+ used
Viking Press hardcover [9/47] out of print/used
contents very different from the 2007 edition below
Collected Tales of Joseph Conrad book edited by Samuel Hynes  "The Collected Tales of Joseph Conrad" [1995]
Edited and with Introduction by Samuel Hynes

Nine tales including "Heart of Darkness", "The Typhoon", and "A Smile of Fortune", along with
the author's own notes on each text, and a chronology of Conrad's life

Ecco Press 9½x6 pb [12/95] out of print/used
Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad book edited by J.H. Stape  "The Cambridge Companion To Joseph Conrad" [1996]
Edited by J.H. Stape

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [6/96] for $28.79
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [6/96] for $79.20
Joseph Conrad Selected Short Stories collection edited by Keith Carabine  "Joseph Conrad: Selected Short Stories" [1998]
Chosen & Introduced by Dr. Keith Carabine
(current Chair of the Joseph Conrad Society in U.K.)
selections include: "Amy Foster", "An Anarchist", "Il Conde", "The Informer", "Karain", "The Lagoon", "An Outpost of Progress", "Prince Roman", "The Secret Sharer", "The Tale", and "Youth"
Wordsworth Classics 7½x5 pb [1/98] for $4.49 {sic}
Oxford Companion To Conrad book edited by Owen Knowles & Gene M. Moore  "Oxford Reader's Companion To Conrad" [2000]
Edited by Owen Knowles & Gene M. Moore

Oxford Univ Press 7¼x5½ pb [4/2002] for $16.43
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
extremely ugly cover of the recent Portable Conrad collection edited by Michael Gorra  "The Portable Conrad" [2007] Edited & with Introduction by Michael Gorra
Content very different than the 1947 edition above: Chapter 1 is "The Secret Sharer" and "The ... Narcissus"; Chapter 2 is three stories: "Karain", "Amy Foster", and "The Warrior's Soul"; then "Heart of Darkness" and "Secret Agent"; last is a selection of essays & letters
Kindle Edition from Penguin Classics [2007 edition] for $11.99
Penguin Classics 7¼x5¾ pb [11/2007] for $15.05

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The standard 29 public domain novels & novellas & stories found in the Kindle Editions below are: "A Set of Six" [1908], "Almayer's Folly" [1895], "An Outcast of The Islands" [1896], "The Arrow of Gold" [1919], "Chance" [1913], "End of The Tether" [1902], "Gaspar Ruiz" [1905], "Heart of Darkness" [1902], "The Inheritors" with Ford Madox Ford [1901], "Lord Jim" [1900], "The N*gger of The Narcissus" [1897], "Nostromo" [1904], "The Point of Honor" [1908], "The Rescue" [1920], "Romance" with Ford Madox Ford [1903], "The Secret Agent" [1907], "The Shadow Line" [1917], "Some Reminiscences" [1912], "Tales of Hearsay" [1925], "Tales of Unrest" [1898], "'Twixt Land and Sea" [1912], "Typhoon and Other Stories" [1903], "Under Western Eyes" [1911], "Victory" [1915] & "Within The Tides" [1915]; the stories are "Amy Foster" (1901), "Falk, A Reminiscence" (1901), "To-morrow" (1902), and "Youth" (1898).

Works of Joseph Conrad (25 Works) in Kindle format  "Works of Joseph Conrad (25+ Works)" for Kindle [2008]
Kindle Edition from MobileReference - no longer available from Amazon
contained the standard 29 public domain works, with the stageplay "One Day More" [1904]; six short stories: including "The Lagoon" & "The Secret Sharer"; plus: a Joseph Conrad biography, "Notes On Life and Letters", "Notes On My Books", "A Personal Record" & "The Mirror of The Sea"

Works of Joseph Conrad in Kindle format  "Works of Joseph Conrad" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2009] for 99¢ {sic}
contains 7 novels & 1 short story: "Chance", "Heart of Darkness",
"Lord Jim", "Nostromo", "The Rescue", "Under Western Eyes", "Victory",
and short story "The Secret Sharer"
Works of Joseph Conrad in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Works of Joseph Conrad (34 books)" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2009] for 99¢ {sic}
contains the standard 29 public domain works, plus: "A Personal Record", "The Mirror of The Sea", "Notes On Life and Letters", "One Day More" {stageplay}, and "The Secret Sharer" {total of 34}
Works of Joseph Conrad (25 Works) in Kindle format  "The Works of Joseph Conrad" for Kindle [2010]
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press - no longer available from Amazon
contained the standard 29 public domain works, with the stageplay "One Day More" [1904]; five short stories: including "The Secret Sharer"; plus: "Notes On Life and Letters", "A Personal Record" & "The Mirror of The Sea"
Complete Works of Joseph Conrad in Kindle format from Library of Alexandria  {mis-named} "The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Library of Alexandria [12/2012] for $2.99
contains the standard 29 public domain works, plus: "A Personal Record", "Notes On Life and Letters", "One Day More" {stageplay}, "The Secret Sharer" {total of 33: absent "Notes On My Books" and "The Mirror of The Sea"}
Works of Joseph Conrad in Kindle format from Perfect Library  "Works of Joseph Conrad" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Perfect Library [10/2013] for $2.99
contains the standard 29 public domain works, plus: "A Personal Record", "The Mirror of The Sea", "Notes On Life and Letters", "Notes On My Books", "One Day More" {stageplay}, and "The Secret Sharer" {total of 35}

Complete Works of Joseph Conrad in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Delphi Complete Works of Joseph Conrad" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [11/2013] for $2.99
goes far beyond the standard 25 or 29 public domain works: Novels and Novellas: 16 standard works, plus "The Nature of A Crime" [1924], "The Rover" [1923], and "Suspense" [1925]; Short Stories: "A Smile of Fortune" (1911), "An Anarchist"
(1905), "An Outpost of Progress" (1896), "Because of The Dollars" (1914), "The Black Mate" (1908), "The Brute" (1906), "The Duel" (1908), "Freya of The Seven Isles" (1912), "The Idiots" (1896), "Il Conde (The Count)" (1908), "The Informer"
(1906), "The Inn of The Two Witches" (1913), "Karain: A Memory" (1897), "The Lagoon" (1896), "The Partner" (1911), "The Planter of Malata" (1914), "Prince Roman"(1911), "The Return" (1897), "The Secret Sharer" (1910), "The Tale" (1917), and
"The Warrior's Soul" (1917); Non-Fiction: "A Personal Record" (1912), "Last Essays" (1926), "The Mirror of The Sea" (1906), and "Notes On Life and Letters" (1921); Outside Criticism: "Two Articles" by Arnold Bennett [1867-1931]; "Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance" (1924) by Ford Madox Ford [1873-1939]; "Reminiscences of Conrad" (1924) and "Tributes To Conrad" (1930 address) by John Galsworthy [1867-1933]; "Extract of A Letter" by George Gissing [1857-1903]; "The New Novel, 1914" extract (1914) by Henry James [1843-1916]; "Joseph Conrad" by Robert Lynd [1879-1949]; "Joseph Conrad" by John Cowper Powys [1872-1963]; and "Joseph Conrad" article, "English Prose" extract (1919), and "Mr. Conrad: A Conversation" (1923) by Virginia Woolf [1882-1941]

"Almayer's Folly: A Story of An Eastern River" [1895 first novel]
Almayer's Folly 1895 novel by Joseph Conrad  A young Dutch trader in Borneo agrees to marry the adopted daughter of wealthy Capt. Lingard, who spends his time hunting for treasure. Almayer comes to love his half-caste daughter Nina, as both Lingard and Almayer's fortunes decline. Malay pirate prince Dain rejects Almayer's request for help in finding Lingard's treasure, but marries Nina and takes her away. Almayer spends his last days in his empty trading house, slowly going mad.
CreateSpace 10x8 pb [4/2011] for $7.99
Penguin Modern Library mass pb [2/95] out of print/many, many used
Bentley Publng 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/71] for $20.00
book entry at Wikipedia
Joseph Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly Adapted For The Stage by Casper R. J. Chamberlain  
"Joseph Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly Adapted For The Stage" [2004]
by Casper R.J. Chamberlain

Author modified the twelve chapters into four acts, cut the ending back to Dain's elopement with Nina, and drew from the Malvolio character of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" for the persona of his Almayer
available online from publisher in U.K. for £9.99
Hanyut / Adrift / Almayer’s Folly feature film   "Hanyut (Adrift)" [Tanah Licin Malaysia 2010]
Borneo trader Almayer's dream of finding a mythical gold mountain is thwarted by colonial authorities, local politics, his scheming wife, and by his daughter’s love for a freedom-fighting Malay prince.
Co-produced, written & directed by U-Wei Haji Saari; starring Peter O'Brien, Diana Danielle, Sofia Jane, Ady Putra, Aida Ileani Ross & Khalid Salleh • DVD/Blu-ray not available in USA
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
Almayer’s Folly feature film by Chantal Akerman  "Almayer's Folly (La Folie Almayer)" [France Jan 2012]
Filmed in Cambodia; an occidental merchant's dreams of riches for his beloved daughter collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Chantal Akerman; starring Stanislas Merhar, Aurora Marion, Zac Andrianasolo, Marc Barbé, Sakhna Oum, Solida Chan, Sun Yucheng & Bunthang Khim
Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray not available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"An Outcast of The Islands" [1896 novel]

"The N*gger of The Narcissus: A Tale of The Forecastle" [1897]

"The Return" [1897 novel]

"Tales of Unrest" [1898]
includes stories "Karain: A Memory", "The Idiots", "An Outpost of Progress", "The Return" & "The Lagoon"

"Youth, A Narrative" [1898 story]

"Falk, A Reminiscence" [1901 story]

  BLUE CHECK: listed #5 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  "Heart of Darkness" novella [1902] by Joseph Conrad
book entry at Wikipedia
online text from PageByPage Books
online text from The English Server

Heart of Darkness  This work is the basis for Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie
Appeared as a three-part series in Blackwood's Magazine (1899) before the 1902 publication. The narrator reports the tale told by Marlow of incidents during his stint as captain of a steamship in the Belgian Congo. Part of Marlow's assignment is to bring rogue ivory collector Kurtz back to civilization. This is not so easy, since Kurtz has used his guns and his charisma to command local tribes in taking ivory from other tribes. Kurtz is near death and he agrees to go with Marlow downriver; in a final lucid moment, Kurtz speaks his last words: "The horror! The horror!" and then dies. Some time later, Marlow meets the beautiful young woman in a photograph shown to him by Kurtz; she still mourns the man, and Marlow lies to her and says that Kurtz's last utterance was to speak her name.
Dover Publns thrift edition 8x5 pb [7/90] for $1.50
Signet mass pb [8/2008] for $4.95
Penguin 8½x5¾ pb [2/99] for $10.78
Everyman's Library 8x5 hardcover [10/93] for $10.88
Tantor Media UNABR audio CD [9/2002] for $22.62
Norton Critical Edition [2005] Edited by Paul B. Armstrong
W.W. Norton 8½x5 pb [11/2005] for $10.56
Heart of Darkness graphic novel Illustrated by Matt Kish  
"Heart of Darkness" graphic novel [2013] Illustrated by Matt Kish
After completing "Moby Dick In Pictures" [2011], illustrator Kish set out to make one drawing
for each page of Conrad's shorter work

Kindle Edition from Tin House Books [11/2013] for $12.99
Tin House Books 8x5½ hardcover [11/2013] for $18.27

"Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Reader's Guide" [2007] by Allan H. Simmons

"Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness - Essays, Articles, Reviews" [2000] Edited by Nicholas Tredell

"Mistah Kurtz!: A Prelude To Heart of Darkness" [3/2016] by James Reich ISBN: 9780990573364   5/2016

more details (synopsis, books, re-release, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page

"Lord Jim" [1900]

"The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story" [1901] with Ford Madox Ford

"Romance" [1903 novel] with Ford Madox Ford

"Nostromo: A Tale of The Seaboard" [1904 novel]

"The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale" [1907 novel]

"The Point of Honor: A Military Tale" [1908]

"The Secret Sharer" short story [1910]
http://fiction.eserver.org/novels/the_secret_sharer.html

"Under Western Eyes" [1911 novel]

"Chance: A Tale In Two Parts" [1913]

"Victory: An Island Tale" [1915 novel]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_(novel)

Joseph Conrad's Victory 1919 silent feature directed by Maurice Tourneur  Joseph Conrad's "Victory" silent feature [Paramount Artcraft Dec 1919]
A beach bum living on a South Seas island gives refuge to a troubled young woman, then a
gang of thugs invades the island looking for buried treasure.
Produced & directed by Maurice Tourneur; script by Jules Furthman; starring Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Wallace Beery, Ben Deeley, Lon Chaney & Bull Montana • credits at IMDb
available only on Lon Chaney Double Feature DVD with "The Wicked Darling" [1919 silent]
Image Ent. b&w DVD [1/2005] for $12.49

"The Shadow Line: A Confession" [1917]

"The Rescue: A Romance of The Shallows" [1920]

"The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes" [1921 novel]

"A Set of Six" [1921]
includes stories "Gaspar Ruiz", "The Informer", "The Brute", "The Duel", "Il Conde", one more

"Within The Tides" [1921]
includes stories "The Planter of Malata", "The Partner", "The Inn of The Two Witches" & "Because of The Dollars"

"The Rover" [1923 novel]

"Tales of Hearsay" [1925]
includes stories "The Warrior's Soul", "Prince Roman", "The Tale" & "The Black Mate"

"Twixt Land and Sea" [1947]
includes stories "A Smile of Fortune", "The Secret Sharer" & "Freya of The Seven Isles"

"Three Sea Stories: Typhoon, Falk, and The Shadow Line" [1957] /1853267430/

"The Congo Diary and Other Uncollected Pieces" [1978]

"The Day After" [novel ?]

"The End of The Tether" []
http://fiction.eserver.org/novels/end_of_the_tether.html


Plays, Motion Pictures & Other Media
Joseph Conrad credits [from 1919] at Internet Movie Database

"Joseph Conrad's Letters To R.B. Cunninghame Graham" [] /0521129419/

stageplay "One Day More: Dramatization of To-morrow" [1904]
reissue "One Day More" A Play In One Act" [1921]

Joseph Conrad's "Victory" silent feature
[Paramount Artcraft Dec 1919] {see above}

"Lord Jim" silent feature [1925]

"The Rescue" [1929] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rescue_(1929_film)

"Sabotage" [1936] /tt0028212/ Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

"Outcast of The Islands" [1952]

"Lord Jim" [1965]

"L'Avventuriero" aka "The Rover" [1967]

"The Duellists" [1977] Directed by Ridley Scott

"Heart of Darkness" [1993 TV]

"Victory" [1995]

"Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent" [1996]

"Joseph Conrad's Nostromo" [1996]

"Swept From The Sea" [1997]

"Gabrielle, Love of My Life" [2005]


Works About Joseph Conrad

"Joseph Conrad: The Making of A Novelist" [1940] by John Dozier Gordan

"Conrad In The Nineteenth Century" [1979] by Ian Watt

"Conrad In the Twentieth Century" [Chatto & Windus 1985] by Ian Watt

"Joseph Conrad and The Modern Temper" [1991] by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

Joseph Conrad biography by Jeffrey Meyers  "Joseph Conrad: A Biography" [Scribner's 1991]
by Jeffrey Meyers

Cooper Square Press 8¾x6 pb [4/2001] for $17.05
John Murray Books hardcover [4/2001] out of print/used
Scribner's 9½x6½ hardcover [4/91] out of print/many used

"Under Postcolonial Eyes: Joseph Conrad After Empire" [1996] by Gail Fincham

"Con Coroneos: Space, Conrad, and Modernity" [2002]

Joseph Conrad bio by Tim Middleton  "Joseph Conrad" biography [2006]
by Tim Middleton

Routledge 8&fracx5&frac pb [8/2006] for $26.95
Routledge 8&fracx5&frac hardcover [8/2006] for $95.00
The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad bio by John Stape  "The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad" [2007]
by John Stape

Vintage pb [3/2009] for $11.53
Pantheon 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2008] for $19.80
Bond Street Books hardcover [9/2007] out of print/used

"Homosexuality In The Life and Work of Joseph Conrad: Love Between The Lines" [2/2008]
by Richard J. Ruppel
http://www.amazon.com/Homosexuality-Life-Work-Joseph-Conrad/dp/0415955874/


L i n k s
Joseph Conrad entry at Wikipedia
Joseph Conrad credits [from 1919] at Internet Movie Database
browse Joseph Conrad Bookstore at Amazon

The Joseph Conrad Society (U.K) [est. 1973]
The Joseph Conrad Society of America
La Société Conradienne Française [est. 1975]
The Tokyo/Kyoto Conrad Group {Japanese character-set}
The Joseph Conrad Centre in Opole, Poland: wersja polskaEnglish version
Joseph Conrad Foundation [est. 1996] in Rusk, Texas



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