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Joseph Conrad and the Adventure Tradition - Andrea White

Joseph Conrad and the Adventure Tradition

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1993
ISBN: 9780521416061
Number Of Pages: 248

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Nineteenth-century adventure fiction relating to the British empire served to promote, celebrate, and justify the imperial project, asserting the essential and privileging difference between "us" and "them," colonizer and colonized. Andrea White's study examines popular travel literature in relation to later adventure stories, and sets the fiction of Joseph Conrad in this context, showing how Conrad demythologized the imperial subject constructed in earlier writing. She argues that the very complexity of Conrad's work provided an alternative, more critical means of evaluating the experience of empire.

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"...a useful contribution to the field." Jil Larson, Victorian Studies "All in all, White's study is clearly written, modestly argued, and genuinely helpful in giving substance to generalizations often made about Conrad's fiction." David Leon Higon, English Literature in Transition

Constructing the imperial subject: nineteenth-century travel writing
Adventure fiction: a special case
Them and us: a useful and appealing fiction
The shift toward subversion: the case of Rider Haggard
Travel writing and adventure fiction as shaping discourses for Conrad
Almayer's Folly
An Outcast of the Islands
The African fictions: (I) - An Outpost of Progress
The African fictions: (II) - Heart of Darkness
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ISBN: 9780521416061
ISBN-10: 052141606X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 30th April 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.54