National Geographic : 1926 Jan
THE INCLUSIVE EDITION OF JOSEPH CONRAD -at a saving of $140.75 over the limited Autographed Sun Dial Edition MOST bookish people have heard of the famous Sun Dial Edition of Conrad. The great novelist auto graphed it, and wrote a special preface to each one of the twenty-four volumes. The sets sold for $175.75 each, and 735 wealthy book-collectors paid a total sum of $129, 176.25 for this edition. The new Inclusive Edition, offered here, is printed front the same style and size of type as the Sun Dial Edition. It contains the same fascinating special prefaces by Con rad. But, instead of selling for $175.75 cash, like the autographed Sun Dial Edition, its price is only $35.00, and even this sum may be paid in convenient small amounts, if desired. For those who want to own Conrad com plete-and what intelligent book-lover does not?-this is the best opportunity ever pre sented. "Romance is Dead-Not Conrad" The story of Conrad is one of the most amazing in the annals of literature. For thirty years he traveled up and down the Seven Seas. HIe did not speak English until past twenty. HIe had never written a line before he was forty. Yet, the world's most famous authors ultimately paid homage to him as the greatest of them all; his original manuscripts, at an auction before his death, sold for $110,998 (probably no such tribute had ever been paid to an author while he was still alive). "Romance is dead now, not Conrad," one woman wrote when she heard of his death. It expressed beautifully how thousands felt about the passing of this great Master. The Secret of Conrad The secret of Conrad's fascination lies above all in the exciting narratives he had to tell. No one could ever tell a story like Conrad, and no one has ever had such tales to tell. He himself had met these men he wrote about-the riffraff of the world thrown up in the mysterious East-outcasts, ad venturers, sailors, rough traders, thieves, murderers. He had met, too, these strange and ever bewitching women who move through his pages. They were real people, all of them; he knew their lives, their "stories." And what breathless narratives they are! "Such tales as men tell under the haunting stars"-that, in a phrase, typifies them. Sent for Examination One of the truest things ever said of Conrad was the comment of Gouverneur Morris. (It is among those in the panel at the right.) No one who professes to ap preciate good literature can afford not to be familiar with every one of his great novels. If you do not as yet have Conrad among your books at home, this is an exceptional opportunity. The new Inclusive Edition twenty-four volumes-will be sent to you for examination. Read some of Conrad's own prefaces and some of his stories. You will realize quickly why the world's greatest writers acclaimed him as Master of them all. The publishers advise immediate acceptance of this offer, for at this popular price this edition is fast being exhausted. Doubleday, Page & Co., Dept.G-271 Garden City, New York What Other Writers Think of Conrad : Those who haven't read Conrad are not well read. S-Gouverneu r Morris Here, surely, if ever, is genius. -Hugh Walpole The only writing of the last twelve years that will enrich the English language to any extent. - Galsworthy Here, at last, is a novelist who under stands as the poets do. - C hristopher Morley In all his novels there is a harmony of tone absolutely or chestral in effect. -- Joseph Ilergesheimer There is no one like him; there is no one remotely like him. -11. L. Mencken To stand in a sum mer-stifled man-smell ing city street and to feel suddenly a fresh salt wind from the far off pastures of the sea-thisis asensation when one comes upon a hook by Joseph Conrad. - Mary Austin DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO., Dept. C-271, Garden City, New York: Please send for my inspection the New Inclusive Edition of Joseph Conrad in 24 volumes that includes the complete works and also the specially written prefaces. Within a week I agree to return the set, or else to send you $2.oo first payment and ONLY $3.oo A MONTH until the special price of $35.00 is paid. Cash discount 5(%. Na'ir. ................... ........................................ A ddress................................................... ...... City. ................... ................... . State............. E Check here if you want to inspect the rich half-leather binding, and change terms to $6o.oo; payable $5.oo a month. M ^ I ^jL^~~ l^i i '