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The Shadow Line

By Conrad, Joseph




Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857 and grew up under Tsarist autocracy. His parents, ardent Polish patriots, died when he was a child, following their exile for anti-Russian activities, and he came under the protection of his tradition-conscious uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, who watched over him for the next twenty-five years. In 1874 Bobrowski conceded to his nephew's passionate desire to go to sea, and Conrad travelled to Marseilles, where he served in French merchant vessels before joining a British ship in 1878 as an apprentice. In 1886 he obtained British nationality and his Master's certificate in the British Merchant Service. Eight years later he left the sea to devote himself to writing, publishing his first novel, Almayer's Folly, in 1895. The following year he married Jessie George and eventually settled in Kent, where he produced within fifteen years such modern classics as Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes. He continued to write until his death in 1924. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English—his third language. He once described himself as being concerned 'with the ideal value of things, events and people'; in the Preface to The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' he defined his task as 'by the power of the written word ... before all, to make you see'.


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The Shadow-Line - A Confession.

CONRAD, Joseph.

J.M. Dent, London., 1917. Second impression, published in the same month as the first. 2200 copies were printed. Octavo. pp [vi], 227, 18 adverts. Original green decorated cloth. From the library of noted Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger with his small bookplate on front pastedown.Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For The British Farmers' Red Cross Fund from Joseph Conrad - Nov. 1917". Presumably Conrad donated this for one of several sales held by Christie's from the spring of 1915 onwards to support the Red Cross and the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Cloth a little scuffed in two patches on upper board. Very good in good only dustwrapper extensively torn at lower hinge and defective at head and tail of spine. Preserved in green buckram slipcase lettered in gilt and with a folding inner sleeve.

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The Shadow Line: A Confession

CONRAD, Joseph

Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917. First American Edition. Octavo (19.25cm.); original buckram in grey-green decorative dust jacket printed in black and gilt; [6],197pp. Jacket spine quite toned with shallow losses to ends, that at foot nearly effacing "Page & Co."; top textblock edge a bit foxed, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Adventure novel of a young man assuming captaincy of a ship sailing from Bangkok to Singapore and the disasters that befall his ship and crew.

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$450.00

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The Shadow-Line: A Confession

Conrad, Joseph

London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.; Paris: J. M. Dent et Fils, 1917. First edition, first issue (March 1917). [vi], 227, [1] pp., + 18 pp. catalogue. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth stamped in brown. Fine copy. First edition, first issue (March 1917). [vi], 227, [1] pp., + 18 pp. catalogue. 1 vols. 8vo. Smith 21; Cagle A21a(1)

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$400.00

THE SHADOW LINE: A Confession.

Conrad, Joseph.

London:: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.,. (1917).. First edition. The hero of this short novel "is a young captain who grows mature in the experience of taking his sailing ship through a difficult calm." Touch of foxing to page edges,gilt spine lettering very slightly dulled, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket. .

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$350.00

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The Shadow-Line: A Confession

Conrad, Joseph

London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1917. Later novel, of introspection; viewed by some as a comment on the First World War; by others as supernatural. First British edition, full green cloth, brown & gilt titling & decoration. Light wear, no jacket, endsheets foxed; ink code on verso of free ensheet; quite nice. Text clean; [6], 227 pages + colophon, 18 pages publisher's ads.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo.

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$200.00

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The Shadow-Line: A Confession (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

Conrad, Joseph

Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. 1107024420 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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$178.13

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The Shadow-Line

Conrad, Joseph

Cambridge University Press, 2013. Hardcover. New. The most authoritative critical edition to date of Conrad's only major novel from 1914 to 1918, The Shadow-Line: A Confession.SKU: MM-60254437; EAN: 9781107024427

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The Shadow-Line: A Confession

Conrad, Joseph

London and Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1917. First edition. Hardcover. 227; 18pp. Octavo [19 cm] Light green cloth with gilt and brown ink stamped titles, decorative borders and nautical designs on the spine and front cover. Very good. The spine is rolled and heavily darkened. The gilt stamped title on the spine has faded. The underlying front board is exposed along the fore edge, and there is a thin, 1" tall loss from the fore edge of the front board as well. The cloth at the head of the spine is frayed, and there are numerous short tears in the cloth at the foot of the spine. The front hinge is weak, and there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Tanned pages. Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English author and master mariner, famous for writing Heart of Darkness in 1902.

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The shadow line;: A confession,

Joseph Conrad

Doubleday, Page & Company. Collectible, Very Good. HARDCOVER, Near Fine/No DJ, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917, 4 pages, 14 oz.. This copy has visible but minimal wear, has no dust jacket, appears to have been very lightly read, is in Excellent Condition Overall. Special Notes on this book: 198 pp.First American edition, published about a month after Dent`s London edition.The novel first appeared serially in The English Review from September 1916 to March 1917, inclusive. Publisher`s dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine and upper cover.

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$141.90

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The Shadow Line (A Confession)

Joseph Conrad

IndyPublish, 2002-08-27. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$127.15

The Shadow Line

Conrad, Joseph

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014-08-09. Paperback. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

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$105.99

The Shadow-Line

Conrad, Joseph

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013-02-13. Paperback. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

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The Shadow-Line: A Confession (Collected Works of Joseph Conrad)

Joseph Conrad

Classic Books, 2000-05-01. Library Binding. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$104.92

The Shadow Line

Conrad, Joseph

Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1917. Near fine in original blue cloth-covered boards with rubbing at the tips, dulling spine and dusty top edge.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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$75.00

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The shadow line; A confession,

Conrad, Joseph

Doubleday, Page & company. Very Good. 1917. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth cover with gilt title box has light wear to corners and caps. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and in very good condition except for about 4 pages with a pen mark. Previous owner's name and date on title page. .

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The Shadow Line

Conrad, Joseph

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014-08-09. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! d

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The Shadow-Line

Conrad, Joseph

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013-02-13. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! d

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The Shadow Line: A Confession

Conrad, Joseph

Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1917. First American edition. 8vo. 197 pp. Very good in blue cloth, ex-libris John Ruyle, in clear protective mylar jacket.

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$55.00

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The Shadow-Line: A Confession (Vintage Classics)

Conrad, Joseph

Vintage, 2007-10-09. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! d

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The Shadow Line: A Confession

Conrad, Joseph

NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1917. Blue linen-like cloth boards with gold to front and spine which is lightly sun faded. Scuffed to head/heel of spine and corners. PO name FFEP. This is a beautiful copy which probably had a worn DJ which was discarded by a previous owner due to its condition. Sad.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good to Near Fine/No Dust Jacket.

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$50.00