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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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...at Mid-Century: Essays and Studies , 1895–1955 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1957 ) and Theodore G. Ehrsam ’s A Bibliography of Joseph Conrad (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1969 ), are now inevitably outdated, although the latter is still useful for its listing of editions of Conrad’s work, translations , and contemporary reviews. As regards secondary sources and scholarship, both have been overtaken by Bruce E. Teets and Helmut E. Gerber ’s Joseph Conrad: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings about Him (De Kalb: Northern Illinois...

Bentley's Miscellany

Bentley's Miscellany  

(1837–69),a successful periodical consisting of essays, stories, and poems, begun by R. Bentley. Dickens was the first editor, and Oliver Twist appeared in its pages in 1837–8. J. H. Reynolds, Hook, ...
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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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...of Conrad’s growing familiarity with the world of recent English letters: it finds him giving a knowledgeable summary of the preceding year’s new novels and mentioning works by Grant Allen , Marie Corelli , Hall Caine , Rudyard Kipling . J. M. Barrie , George Meredity , Theodore Watts-Dunton , and H. G. Wells . Borys Conrad recalled that after about 1905 his father read mainly non-fiction ( MFJC ,74), but in fact such reading seems to have been a feature of Conrad’s literary life from its inception and essential to the construction and authentification...

Secret Agent, The

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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...of the tsarist minister Plehve that Conrad used in Under Western Eyes (84). Ford was apparently mistaken: Azev was a police spy by 1894 , but he was then studying engineering at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic Institute, and there is no evidence that he was ever in England; see Richard E. Rubenstein , Comrade Valentine ( 1994 ). After completing ‘An Anarchist’, ‘The Informer’, and ‘The Brute’ ( A Set of Six ) in the winter of 1905–6 , Conrad took his pregnant wife and ailing son to the south of France for a two-month holiday. They settled into the Hôtel Riche...

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