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Watts, Cedric Thomas

Works: 108 works in 521 publications in 1 language and 15,071 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sea stories  Diaries  Records and correspondence  History  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Other
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cedric Thomas Watts
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad( Book )
41 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,881 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 by Cedric Watts( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,121 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
Hamlet by Cedric Watts( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 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 )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,037 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
Thomas Hardy 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' by Cedric Watts( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Conrad's letters to R.B. Cunninghame Graham by Joseph Conrad( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 745 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 )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widely recommended, this guide to Conrad offers a vivid and incisive account of his life and literary career, and gives detailed attention to the contexts, themes, problems and paradoxes of his works
Joseph Conrad : a literary life by Cedric Watts( Book )
27 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A preface to Keats by Cedric Watts( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 628 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
Conrad's Heart of darkness a critical and contextual discussion by Cedric Watts( )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 602 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)
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Book )
27 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 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
R.B. Cunninghame Graham by Cedric Watts( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typhoon : and other tales of the sea by Joseph Conrad( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 450 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
Henry V, war criminal? : and other Shakespeare puzzles by John Sutherland( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cunninghame Graham : a critical biography by Cedric Watts( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The deceptive text : an introduction to covert plots by Cedric Watts( Book )
12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A preface to Greene by Cedric Watts( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 303 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
Selected writings of Cunninghame Graham by R. B Cunninghame Graham( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nigger of the "Narcissus" : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews and criticism by Joseph Conrad( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This account of the voyage of a sailing ship from Bombay harbour 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
Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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controlled identity Green, Peter (Novelist)

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