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Stape, J. H. (John Henry)

Overview
Works: 136 works in 701 publications in 6 languages and 15,589 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Biographies  Sea stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Handbooks and manuals  Personal correspondence  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, ed, win, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
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Most widely held works by J. H Stape
Conrad's Lord Jim : a transcription of the manuscript( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1899-1900, Lord Jim is one of the key works of literary Modernism. A novel of immense power, it has never been out of print, attracting readers for over a century and variously influencing the development of twentieth-century fiction. This page-by-page transcription of the surviving manuscript and fragmentary typescript offers a privileged glimpse into the writer's workshop, allowing a reader to follow closely the evolution of character, narrative technique, and themes. Accompanying the transcription of the novel (about half of which survives) are supplementary materials that contri
Under Western eyes : centennial essays( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Characterized by Conrad himself as his "most deeply meditated novel," Under Western Eyes enjoyed a warm reception on its publication in October 1911. In the century since it has rewarded readers with various pleasures. Exploring the intertwined subjects of personal morality, the nature of the State, national character and identity, and covertly digging into the tensions of his family's past, the novel is the last of Conrad's sustained excursions into overtly political territory. This collection of eleven essays considers Conrad's achievement from several perspectives. Opening with a provocative essay on the text's genesis, it surveys intertextual relations and influences, considers its ethical challenges, its psychological appeal to our time, and its contemporary reception and reception in Russia."--BLACKWELL'S
The several lives of Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

52 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad is the first new biography in more than a decade of one of modern literature's most important writers - whose work remains widely read and acutely relevant eighty years after his death. In this authoritative, insightful book, we see Joseph Conrad as a man who constantly reinvents himself. Born in 1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine, he left home early and worked as a sailor out of Marseilles; traveled to the Far East and Africa with the British merchant navy; and, finally, in 1891, settled in England, beginning a precarious existence as a novelist and family man. Here is a Conrad for our moment: a man with a deep sense of otherness; a writer with multiple cultural identities who wrote in his third language and whose fiction became the cornerstone of literary Modernism." "With his exceptional knowledge and understanding of Conrad, and drawing on unpublished letters and documents, John Stape succeeds in casting a new light on the life of a willfully enigmatic man who remains one of the greatest writers of his, and our, time
The secret agent : centennial essays by Allan Simmons( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

50 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the fiction of Joseph Conrad. Through a series of essays, leading Conrad scholars place his work in its cultural and historical context, and examine some of the fictional techniques that Conrad used
Conrad's "The duel" : sources/text by Joseph Conrad( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 977 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
A personal record by Joseph Conrad( )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Personal Record (1912) both documents and fictionalizes Joseph Conrad's early life and the opening stages of his careers as a writer and as a seaman. It is also an artistic and political manifesto. The introduction traces Conrad's sources and gives the history of writing and reception. The essay on the text and the apparatus set out the textual history. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places, and gloss foreign terms. Four maps and a genealogical table supplement this explanatory material. This edition of A Personal Record, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's reminiscences and the volume's two prefaces in forms more authoritative than any so far printed."--
Virginia Woolf : interviews and recollections by Virginia Woolf( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coherent view of so extraordinarily chameleon a temperament and talent as Virginia Woolf's is, of course, almost impossible. If Lily Briscoe in To the Lighthouse needs 'fifty pairs of eyes' to take in a woman as simple as Mrs. Ramsay, even more pairs seem desirable for focusing on Virginia Woolf. The difficulty of a balanced viewpoint for some of her memoirists, a demanding enough task at the best of times, was compounded by the enthusiasm with which she sometimes donned a mask and by conversation whose notorious brilliance veered at moments towards the flamboyant, the wildly inaccurate, or the cruel. To penetrate this mask, Virginia Woolf: Interviews and Recollections provides multifaceted perspectives on Woolf as observed and remembered by relatives, close friends, acquaintances, and fellow writers from Vanessa Bell, Arnold Bennett, and Edith Sitwell to Marguerite Yourcenar, Rose Macaulay, and Stephen Spender
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its first appearance in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1899 and 1900, Lord Jim (1900) has been acclaimed as a modernist masterwork. Its narrative innovations and psychological complexity make it one of the most influential fictions written in the twentieth century and it has challenged and stimulated generations of readers as well as writers on and of fiction. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's novel and its preface in a form more authoritative than any so far printed. The Introduction situates the novel in Conrad's career and traces its sources and contemporary reception. The explanatory notes identify literary and historical references and real-life places and indicate Conrad's main influences. Glossaries, maps and illustrations are provided for further context, as well as a new transcription of 'Tuan Jim: A Sketch', a partial draft of the novel, and appearing in print for the first time, Conrad's contract for the book"--
The new Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Conrad's centrality to modern literature is well established. The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad provides essential guidance to varied developments in the field of Conrad studies since the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996). The volume's thirteen chapters offer diverse perspectives on emergent areas of interest, including canon formation, postcolonialism, gender, critical reception and adaptation. Likewise, chapters on Conrad's autobiographical writings, Heart of Darkness and 'The Secret Sharer', consider recent trends in both literary and cultural studies. A chronology and an updated guide to further reading serve to provide essential orientation to a large and complex field. This volume is the ideal starting point for students new to Conrad's work as well as for scholars wishing to keep abreast of current issues"--
An outcast of the islands by Joseph Conrad( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a s̀econd chance' at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. The pawn of Babalatchi, the one-eyed schemer of power politics, and of the rich Abdulla, who uses Willems to increase his own wealth, his fate is sealed by his lover, Aissa, and by Almayer, an embittered fellow countryman."--Jacket
Notes on life and letters by Joseph Conrad( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from 1898 to 1919, the twenty-six essays collected in Notes on Life and Letters (1921) offer a kaleidoscopic view of Joseph Conrad's literary views, politics, commitments to maritime traditions, and interest in the events of his day, including the Titanic disaster, the First World War, and the re-emergence of his native Poland as a nation state." "The introduction gives the history of the gathering together of these diverse pieces into a single volume, traces the book's reception, and offers new perspectives on its relationship to Conrad's other writings. His occasional essays underwent multiple layers of unauthorized intervention by his typists, compositors and editors: this history is set out in the essay on the text and in the apparatus. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places mentioned, and gloss foreign terms. Two maps supplement the explanatory material. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's essays and reviews in a form more authoritative than any hitherto printed."--Jacket
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but those of Western civilization. A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece, Heart of Darkness (1899) explores the limits of human experience as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism."--Back cover
Editing Virginia Woolf : interpreting the modernist text by James M Haule( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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E.M. Forster : interviews and recollections by E. M Forster( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of interviews and recollections offers a kaleidoscopic view of E.M. Forster's character as observed and remembered by college associates, close friends, chance acquaintances and fellow writers. These forty-six pieces, some published here for the first time, variously reveal facets of his private and public personalities: Forster the subtle analyst of middle-class England, the spokesman for liberal causes and humane values, the Cambridge insider and the committed friend
Last essays by Joseph Conrad( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together work composed from 1890 to 1924 the nineteen pieces collected in the posthumously published Last Essays (1926), with the addition of the 'Up-river Book' and scattered pieces by Conrad that Richard Curle excluded from his edition, serve as a primer to Conrd's wide interests and to the varieties of his style
The secret agent, a simple tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a corrupt London underworld of criminals, terrorists, and fanatics, Mr. Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb. The tragic repercussions for his family show how Conrad's ironic voice is concerned not with politics but with the terrible fates of ordinary people"--www.amazon.com
The shadow line; a confession by Joseph Conrad( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad's short novel The Shadow-Line: A Confession (1917) is one of the key works of early twentieth-century fiction. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, and published as part of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad, presents Conrad's only major work written during the First World War and its 1920 preface in forms more authoritative than any so far printed. Correspondence reveals that the part- and chapter-divisions present in the historical editions lack authorial sanction, and this edition of The Shadow-Line offers a continuous text for the first time, restoring to the narrative a fluency and dramatic intensity not hitherto found in any printing. An Introduction and Explanatory Notes, as well as maps and illustrations, enrich this volume. The Appendices publish materials relevant to Conrad's maritime career and to the publishing of the American serial, and the Apparatus allows the reader to follow the creative process. Features: --The first ever full critical edition of this key work, written during the First World War, offering a rich selection of contextual material; --Provides a broad and authoritative history of composition and publication of the texts; --An MLA Approved Edition, MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions. Editors: J. H. Stape, Senior Research Fellow in English at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London, has taught at universities in England, Canada, France and the Far East. Allan H. Simmons, Professor of English at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London, is the author of Joseph Conrad (2006) in Palgrave's Critical Issues series and Heart of Darkness: A Reader's Guide (2007) for Continuum. Introduction by Owen Knowles, Research Fellow at the University of Hull, is the author of A Conrad Chronology (1989) and An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Joseph Conrad (1992) and co-author of the Oxford Reader's Companion to Conrad (2000). Advisory Editor to The Conradian. Publiisher's note
Angus Wilson : a bibliography, 1947-1987 by J. H Stape( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of unrest by Joseph Conrad( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The five stories brought together in Tales of Unrest (1898) mark a turning point in the writer's career. Conrad's first short story collection evidences a writer firmly in control of his new craft staking a claim to diverse cultural and fictional territories. The introduction situates the writing of these stories in Conrad's career and discusses their sources and contemporary reception. The explanatory notes identify literary and historical references and real-life places, and indicate influences. Two maps and six illustrations enrich the explanatory matter. The essay on the text lays out the history of the work's composition and publication, details interventions by Conrad's typists, compositors and editors, and explains editorial policy. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's stories and his preface to the collection in forms more authoritative than any so far printed"-- Provided by publisher
 
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The Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad
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Under Western eyes : centennial essaysThe several lives of Joseph ConradThe secret agent : centennial essaysThe Cambridge companion to Joseph ConradConrad's "The duel" : sources/textA personal recordVirginia Woolf : interviews and recollectionsLord Jim
Alternative Names
Stape, J. H.

Stape, J. H. 1949-

Stape, John.

Stape, John 1949-

Stape, John H.

Stape, John H. 1949-2016

Stape, John Henry

Stape, John Henry 1949-

Stape, John Henry 1949-2016

Suteipu, J.H.

ステイプ, J. H.

Languages
English (327)

Spanish (8)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (1)