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Peters, John G. (John Gerard)

Overview
Works: 32 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 6,223 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Sea fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John G Peters
Conrad and impressionism by John G Peters( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, John Peters investigates the impact of Impressionism on Conrad and links this to his literary techniques as well as his philosophical and political views. Impressionism, Peters argues, enabled Conrad to encompass both surface and depth not only in visually perceived phenomena but also in his narratives and objects of consciousness, be they physical objects, human objects, events or ideas. Though Conrad was usually thought of as a sceptical writer, Peters claims that through Impressionism he developed a coherent and mostly traditional view of ethical and political principles, a claim he supports through reference to a broad range of Conrad's texts. Conrad and Impressionism investigates the sources and implications of Conrad's Impressionism in order to argue for a consistent link between his literary technique, philosophical presuppositions and socio-political views. The same core ideas concerning the nature of human experience run throughout his works."--Jacket
A historical guide to Joseph Conrad( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to Polish parents in what is now known as the Ukraine, Joseph Conrad would become one of the greatest writers in the English language. With works like Lord Jim, The Nigger of the "Narcissus," and Heart of Darkness, he not only solidified his place in the panethon of great novelists, but also established himself as a keen eyed chronicler of the social and political themes that animated the contemporary world around him. The original essays assembled here by the editor showcase the abundance of historical material Conrad drew upon to create his varied literary corpus. Essays show how the author mined his early life as a sailor to pen gripping, realistic tales of nautical life while issuing scathing indictments of colonialism and capitalist cupidity in works like Almayer's Folly and Heart of Darkness. His unique sense of himself as an outsider is explored in relation to his pointed political novels that critiqued corruption and terrorism, most notably in Nostromo and The Secret Agent. In addition to his major works, essays consider Conrad's contributions as an innovative modernist and his unique role in the nineteenth-century literary marketplace
The Cambridge introduction to Joseph Conrad by John G Peters( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad is one of the most intriguing and important modernist novelists. His writing continues to preoccupy 21st-century readers. This introduction by a leading scholar is aimed at students coming to Conrad's work for the first time
Joseph Conrad's critical reception by John G Peters( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Joseph Conrad's novels and short stories have consistently figured into - and helped to define - the dominant trends in literary criticism. This book is the first to provide a thorough yet accessible overview of Conrad scholarship and criticism spanning the entire history of Conrad studies, from the 1895 publication of his first book, Almayer's Folly, to the present. While tracing the general evolution of the commentary surrounding Conrad's work, John G. Peters's careful analysis also evaluates Conrad's impact on critical trends such as the belles lettres tradition, the New Criticism, psychoanalysis, structuralist and post-structuralist criticism, narratology, postcolonial studies, gender and women's studies, and ecocriticism. The breadth and scope of Peters's study make this text an essential resource for Conrad scholars and students of English literature and literary criticism"--
The secret sharer and other stories : authoritative texts, backgrounds and contexts criticism by Joseph Conrad( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Norton Critical Edition includes four stories—two set on stormy seas, two on calm seas, all four based on the same incident—that speak to each other in interesting ways. The stories in this Norton Critical Edition maintain the connection and sequencing that Joseph Conrad saw among them. In his “Author’s Note” to ‘Twixt Land and Sea, Conrad writes of his two “Calm-pieces” (“The Secret Sharer” and The Shadow-Line) and his two “Storm-pieces” (The Nigger of the “Narcissus” and “Typhoon”). This edition is based on the first English book edition for the stories and the first American edition for the “Author’s Note” for The Shadow-Line, “Typhoon,” and “The Secret Sharer.” The stories are accompanied by explanatory annotations, a note on the texts (including a list of textual emendations), and a preface"--Publisher's website
Joseph Conrad : contemporary reviews( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable resource both to Conrad specialists and to students of literary Modernism, this four-volume collection seeks to provide as complete as possible a view of the contemporary reception of the writer's works in the English-speaking world. The reviews cover all of Conrad's writings from Almayer's Folly (1895) to the posthumously published Last Essays (1926). The volumes also take into their purview the collaborations with Ford Madox Ford. Found here are evaluations by journalists as well as by creative writers, the latter including H.G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Walter de la Mare and Virginia Woolf. The volumes offer insights into early twentieth-century reviewing practices, the marketing of 'literary' fiction and the wide interest in such writing, as reviews of Conrad's work regularly appeared in provincial and colonial newspapers
Conrad in the public eye : biography, criticism, publicity by John G Peters( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of difficult-to-find and typically early commentary on Conrad's life and works. The selections contained shed light on Conrad's life and works, as well as the way in which his works were promoted to the public. Selections include those by the American novelist Christopher Morley and the Irish novelist Liam O'Flaherty. Also included is a previously unpublished essay by Conrad's friend Richard Curle. Of particular interest are the promotional materials, which are collected together for the first time and reveal how Conrad was perceived by the general reading public and how he was marketed by his publishers
Reading Conrad by J. Hillis Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Western eyes by Joseph Conrad( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the struggles of a Russian philosophy student who becomes involved against his will in a revolutionist murder
Conrad's "The duel" : sources/text by J. H Stape( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of Joseph Conrad’s 'Author’s Note' (1920) to 'A Set of Six' (1908), readers have been aware that the plot for the Napolonic tale 'The Duel' derived from an existing account. What has been unknown till now is the large number of venues in which that account variously appeared. This volume traces the tale’s fascinating genealogy and the immediate contemporary source that inspired Conrad’s 1907 story. A transcription of the story’s typescript-manuscript sheds light on the story’s development
The Family Instructor by Daniel Defoe( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad : contemporary reviews( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Typhoon" to "Under western eyes" by Joseph Conrad( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad : contemporary reviews( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary reviews by Joseph Conrad( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the history and reality of apparitions by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almayers folly" to "Youth" : a narrative and two other stories by Joseph Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary reviews by Joseph Conrad( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary reviews by Joseph Conrad( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad in the Public Eye : Biography by John G Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conrad and impressionism
Alternative Names
Peters, John 1956-

Peters, John G.

Peters, John Gerard.

Peters, John Gerard 1956-

Languages
English (126)

Covers
A historical guide to Joseph ConradThe Cambridge introduction to Joseph ConradConrad in the public eye : biography, criticism, publicityUnder Western eyesConrad in the Public Eye : Biography