Originally published in 1981, this concordance to A Set of Six will assist readers in understanding the vocabulary of a group of stories of considerable artistic merit and also of importance to our grasp of Conrad’s total works. It is particularly important, however, that this volume of tables be available to the serious scholar of Conrad, because it provides a basis for comparison of his various short works. This volume gives a verbal index, listing all the words used by Conrad in A Set of Six with the page and line number in which the word occurs. The user turns from the verbal index to the field of reference to see the word in its full context. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad’s works.
Preface. Verbal Index. Word Frequency Table. Field of Reference.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is widely considered one the great modern writers in English literature. This 21-volume set contains titles, originally published between 1976 and 1990 as well as a biography from 1957 written by one of his closest friends. The first 18 books are a set of concordances and indexes to Conrad’s printed works, which were part of a project directed by Todd K. Bender at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and are among the first attempts to use the power of computers to enhance our reading environment and assist in lexicography, scholarly editing, and literary analysis. The set also contains a meticulously compiled bibliography of writings on Joseph Conrad, as well as an original and powerful analysis of his major work.