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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

(1924)
A Personal Remembrance
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Determined not to write a biography about his friend Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) in the usual dry style, Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) instead produced a novel. Like his fictional narrators, he has an imperfect memory: he places the beginning of their acquaintance several years after they first collaborated, and skims over their later acrimony. But in the place of verifiable facts is a wealth of vivid detail. Ford describes Conrad's remarkably long-eared horse, his haphazard use of adverbs and their fraught collaboration over their second joint novel, Romance, during which Ford's carefully unexciting style provoked the adventure-loving Conrad to depression. Despite inaccuracies, Ford's impressionistic portrayal of Conrad as an elegant, likeable swindler and 'beautiful genius' strikes a far richer chord than a purely historical account. First published in 1924, just after Conrad's death, this work remains a striking example of creative non-fiction, instructive for scholars and students of English literature.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1965 : USA Hardback
Title: Joseph Conrad
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 0-374-92793-6 / 978-0-374-92793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Octagon Books
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January 1924 : USA Library Binding
Title: Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 0-7812-7719-1 / 978-0-7812-7719-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Reprint Services Corp
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance (Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies)
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 1-108-06094-3 / 978-1-108-06094-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Joseph Conrad - A Personal Remembrance
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 1-4474-6154-1 / 978-1-4474-6154-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ford. Press
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 1-4179-6031-0 / 978-1-4179-6031-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co
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May 1989 : USA Paperback
Title: Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance (Neglected books of the twentieth century)
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 0-88001-176-9 / 978-0-88001-176-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Pr
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Joseph Conrad, A Personal Remembrance
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
Publisher: Kaf Publishing
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