The Works of Joseph Conrad in 20 Volumes - Joseph Conrad 1925 - John Grant, Edinburgh A finely bound twenty volume set of Conrad’s works. Illustrated with a frontispiece photogravure to each volume, and facsimile signatures of the author printed to first and final leaves. Each work preceded by the ‘Author’s Notes’.

Comprising: Lord Jim, Youth (which includes Heart of Darkness), The Secret Agent, Typhoon, Almayer’s Folly, The Arrow of Gold, The Nigger of the “Narcissus”, Victory, Nostromo, The Rover, Under Western Eyes, ‘Twixt Land and Sea, A Set of Six, A Personal Record, The Rescue, Within the Tides, Tales of Unrest, An Outcast of The Islands, The Shadow Line, The Mirror of The Sea, The Inheritors, Chance, Notes on Life and Letters, and Romance.
  Jozef Teodor Conrad Korzeniowski [1857-1924], Polish, born in Russia and considered by many as one of the best 20th century novelists. Conrad spent over twenty years at sea, initially with the French merchant marine, joining the British Merchant Service after building up gambling debts that led to attempted suicide and financial bail-out by his uncle. Conrad travelled to the major ports of the world and places such as the Malay Archipelago, the Gulf of Siam and the Belgian Congo, that were the basis of many of his later novels.

'He's absolutely the most haunting thing in prose that ever was: I wish I knew how every paragraph he writes (...they are all paragraphs: he seldom writes a single sentence...) goes on sounding in waves, like the note of a tenor bell, after it stops. It's not built in the rhythm of ordinary prose, but on something existing only in his head, and as he can never say what it is he wants to say, all his things end in a kind of hunger, a suggestion of something he can't say or do or think.' - T.E. Lawrence.

Conrad's unfinished novel ‘Suspense’ is not in this set, nor are ‘Tales of Hearsay’ which was published posthumously.

Twenty octavo volumes (binding size 22x14.6cm).
  Handsomely bound in three-quarter dark blue oasis morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, blue cloth boards, top edge gilt   Condition: Trivial toning in places else fine in fine bindings   Ref: 110934   Price: HK$ 38,000