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Joseph Conrad : Betrayal and Identity - Robert Hampson

Joseph Conrad

Betrayal and Identity

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 1992
ISBN: 9780333457412
Number Of Pages: 326

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Through attention to incidents of betrayal and self-betrayal in his friends, this book traces the development of Conrad's conception of identity through the three phases of his career: the self in isolation, the self in society and the sexualized self. This book shows how the early fiction of Conrad negotiates the opposed dangers of the self-ideal and the surrender to passion, how the middle fiction test the ideal code psychologically and ideologically and how the late fiction probes sexuality and morbid psychology. It challenges the conventional construction of Conrad's career in terms of "achievement and decline".

Acknowledgments - Two Prototypes of Betrayal: Almayer's Folly - The Unshared Ideal of Self: An Outcast of the Islands - The Real Existence of Passions: The Sisters, 'The Rescuer' - The Brotherhood of the Sea: The Nigger of the 'Narcissus', 'Heart of Darkness', Lord Jim - The Betrayal of Land-Entanglements: Nostromo, The Secret Agent - Independence and Community: Under Western Eyes, 'The Secret Sharer' - The Wisdom of the Heart: Chance, Victory - Initiation and Invention: The Rover, The Arrow of Gold - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333457412
ISBN-10: 0333457412
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 23rd September 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1