Catalogue


Lives of Victorian literary figures. VII, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling /
by their contemporaries ; [series editor, Ralph Pite].
imprint
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
description
3 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1851969632 (set), 9781851969630 (set)
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imprint
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
isbn
1851969632 (set)
9781851969630 (set)
contents note
v. 1. Joseph Conrad / edited by Keith Carabine -- v. 2. H. Rider Haggard / edited by Lindy Stiebel -- v. 3. Rudyard Kipling / edited by Tom Hubbard.
general note
Editors vary.
catalogue key
6959675
 
Includes bibliographical references and index (v. 3).
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'a very useful and well-done addition to Conrad studies. The notes and introductions by themselves make the volume worthwhile, and the selections themselves bring together in a single volume numerous commentaries, both more and less well known, that make for an easy reference for those researching Conrad in the context of his time and in the eyes of those who knew him.'
'Professor Stiebel has presented Rider Haggard admirers with a valued gift, a Solomon's treasure chest filled with a well-chosen collection of sparkling bits and pieces about his life and works.'
'These exemplary anthologies will draw students and scholars back to take a closer look at these often neglected texts ... each volume is eminently, engrossingly browsable'
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Main Description
Pickering & Chatto’s highly successful Lives of Victorian Literary Figures series continues with the seventh installment. This facsimile edition focuses on three hugely popular late-Victorian novelists. Joseph Conrad (1875–1924), Henry Rider Haggard (1856–1925) and Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) engaged with different aspects of the rapidly-expanding British Empire. Polish-born Conrad joined the merchant navy and his most famous work, Heart of Darkness (1902) draws on his own experiences in the Congo. Anglo-Indian Kipling’s poetry, short stories and children’s writing engage with the colonial project in India. Haggard’s gripping stories were inspired by African exploration and land-grab by European colonial powers at the end of the nineteenth century. Carefully selected extracts from biographies, memoirs, diaries, private letters and other ephemera reveal how these iconic writers were viewed by their contemporaries.The edition benefits from a general introduction, volume introductions, headnotes, endnotes and a consolidated index. It will be vital to those studying Nineteenth-Century Studies, Twentieth Century Studies, Literature and Children’s Literature.
Main Description
Pickering & Chatto's highly successful Lives of Victorian Literary Figures series continues with the seventh installment. This facsimile edition focuses on three hugely popular late-Victorian novelists. Joseph Conrad (1875-1924), Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) and Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) engaged with different aspects of the rapidly-expanding British Empire. Polish-born Conrad joined the merchant navy and his most famous work, Heart of Darkness (1902) draws on his own experiences in the Congo. Anglo-Indian Kipling's poetry, short stories and children's writing engage with the colonial project in India. Haggard's gripping stories were inspired by African exploration and land-grab by European colonial powers at the end of the nineteenth century.Carefully selected extracts from biographies, memoirs, diaries, private letters and other ephemera reveal how these iconic writers were viewed by their contemporaries.The edition benefits from a general introduction, volume introductions, headnotes, endnotes and a consolidated index. It will be vital to those studying Nineteenth-Century Studies, Twentieth Century Studies, Literature and Children's Literature.
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This seventh set in the successful 'Lives of Victorian Literary Figures' series draws together a range of biographical sources relating to three celebrated Victorian authors: Joseph Conrad, Henry Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling.

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