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Watts, Cedric Thomas

Works: 140 works in 706 publications in 4 languages and 16,476 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Sea stories  Outlines and syllabi  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Composer
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cedric Thomas Watts
Heart of darkness and other tales by Joseph Conrad( )

45 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, "Heat of Darkness" tells the story of Marlow's journey up the Congo River to meet the remarkable Mr. Kurtz. It reveals Conrad at the height of his powers as a writer of great vividness, intensity, and sophistication. "An Outpost of Progress" is also set in central Africa and offers a fiercely sardonic view of European imperialism. "Karain", with its Malaysian setting, questions conventional ideas of the contrasts between races. "Youth" is a largely autobiographical account of an inn-fated voyage in which Marlow makes his first appearance
Joseph Conrad: 'The Secret Agent'. Literature Insights by Cedric Watts( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of the Literature Network, Chris Beasley presents the full text of the novel entitled "The Secret Agent." This novel was written by the Polish-born British author Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) and was originally published in 1907
Thomas Hardy : 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' by Cedric Watts( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad's Heart of darkness : a critical and contextual discussion by Cedric Watts( )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a detailed discussion of Conrad's most brilliant and problematic work. Many significant aspects of Heart of Darkness are examined, from plot and characterisation to imagery and symbolism, and particular attention is paid to its ambiguity and paradoxes. By relating the text to a variety of contexts, Cedric Watts explores Conrad's central preoccupations as a writer and as a commentator on his age. The first edition of this study appeared in 1977, and reviewers described it as 'criticism of the highest order' (Joseph Conrad Today) and 'an important book' (Conradiana)
Hamlet by Cedric Watts( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the indecision which leads to Hamlet's ruin, suggests a fresh interpretation, and discusses Shakespeare's themes and techniques
Romeo and Juliet by Cedric Watts( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watt's cogent analysis reveals the many contrasting elements of Romeo and Juliet--its high comedy and bitter tragedy, sociable festivity and private raptures violent hatred and pacific understanding, impetuous youth and stubborn age, realistically expressive language and witty linguistic display. By examining the play's attempt to bridge these disparate aspects, this unique reading breathes new life into a work whose familiarity often causes modern audiences and readers to lose sight of its position as one of Shakespeare's masterpieces
Joseph Conrad's letters to R.B. Cunninghame Graham by Joseph Conrad( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad's friendship with R.B. Cunninghame Graham was stimulating and in many ways paradoxical. Cunninghame Graham was a remarkable figure - a Scottish aristocrat who lived variously as a South American cowboy, a fencing master, a socialist Member of Parliament and a highly respected writer of travel, histories and short stories. His political beliefs, to which he was deeply and passionately committed, contrasted sharply with Conrad's pessimistic conservatism. They became friends in 1897, when Cunninghame Graham first wrote a letter of admiration to Conrad, and they remained friends until Conrad's death in 1924. The letters to Cunninghame Graham are the most illuminating sequence of letters from Conrad to any of his correspondents. He struggles to define his philosophical and political beliefs in relation to Graham's radical and provocative opinions. The letters also provide comments on Conrad's work, notably The Nigger of the 'Narcissus', Heart of Darkness, Nostromo and The Secret Agent, and show how Graham became a central figure in Conrad's life and helped to sustain him in some of his most strenuous literary struggles
A preface to Conrad by Cedric Watts( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie shi le kang la de fu za de ou zhou wen hua si xiang bei jing, qi zhong dui " nuo si te luo mo " de jie du cheng wei quan shu de liang dian
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Book )

39 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eponymous Jim is a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. He is, we are told, "the kind of fellow you would, on the strength of his looks, leave in charge of the deck." He also harbors romantic fantasies of adventure and heroism--which are promptly scuttled one night when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink. Acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster. The Patna, however, manages to stay afloat. The foundering vessel is towed into port--and since the officers have strategically vanished, Jim is left to stand trial for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers
Joseph Conrad : a literary life by Cedric Watts( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preface to Keats by Cedric Watts( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and work of John Keats in the social and political context of the world and time in which he lived
ʻTyphoonʼ and other tales by Joseph Conrad( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The four tales in this volume share autobiographical origins in Conrad's experience at sea and his exile from Poland, the country of his birth. 'Typhoon' is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by tempest, and of the stolid captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. In 'Falk' a taciturn young woman is bizarrely courted by a tug-boat master who is haunted by a terrible secret. 'Amy Foster' tells of an emigrant Pole struggling to overcome isolation and prejudice in England. The final tale, 'The Secret Sharer', is Conrad's most famous short story, a masterpiece of suspense and ambiguity. Giving sanctuary to a fugitive sailor, a young seacaptain risks his ship and his command in the quest to save him."--Jacket
R.B. Cunninghame Graham by Cedric Watts( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V, war criminal? : and other Shakespeare puzzles by John Sutherland( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cunninghame Graham : a critical biography by Cedric Watts( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deceptive text : an introduction to covert plots by Cedric Watts( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preface to Greene by Cedric Watts( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Cedric Watts outlines the life and cultural background of Graham Greene and looks at the effect they had on his writing. Starting with a biographical account and looking in detail at several famous works, the book sets Greene firmly in the context of his times. It also: looks at his writing techniques, recurring themes and imaginative preoccupations; covers three of his works: Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory and the film, The Third Man; and lists people and places of importance in Greene's life."--Jacket
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original text of Romeo and Juliet differs strikingly from the play we know today. The first edition - or First Quarto - published in 1597 has a more fluid progression, some entirely different speeches, and a speedier climax. In addition, there are hundreds of smaller variants. The availability of this text thus increases the range of interpretations open to actors, directors, critics and students
Selected writings of Cunninghame Graham by R. B Cunninghame Graham( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the voyage of a sailing ship from Bombay harbor to the Port of London explores the psychological pressures on a group of nineteenth century seamen as they face the extemes of nature and the secrets and evasions of two of their comrades
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Joseph Conrad: 'The Secret Agent'. Literature Insights
Alternative Names

controlled identityGreen, Peter (Novelist)

Watts, C. T.

Watts, C. T. 1937-

Watts, C. T. (Cedric Thomas)

Watts, C. T. (Cedric Thomas), 1937-

Watts, Cedric.

Watts, Cedric 1937-

Watts, Cedric Thomas.

Watts, Cedric Thomas 1937-

Joseph Conrad: 'The Secret Agent'. Literature InsightsThomas Hardy : 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'Romeo and JulietJoseph Conrad's letters to R.B. Cunninghame GrahamA preface to ConradLord JimJoseph Conrad : a literary lifeA preface to Keats