"Formidable ... Stape's succinct way of dealing with Conrad's 'several lives' must be applauded." (Independent
"A Fascinating portrait of a mind-boggling, globe-spanningly modern life." (Evening Standard
"Conrad is dead. I finished reading in something like a state of mourning. John Stape has brought him so much to life - a living man, a working writer, not a 'study', not a statue - that one can't help suffering with him. I am so pleased to have had the experience of this book. But it's sad as it is triumphant." (Cynthia Ozick
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad is a brilliant and highly readable biography of a literary figure of world-wide reputation.