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Joseph Conrad

Routledge Guides to Literature

Paperback Published: 29th August 2006
ISBN: 9780415268523
Number Of Pages: 201

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The popular yet complex work of Joseph Conrad has attracted much critical attention over the years, from the perspectives of postcolonial, modernist, cultural and gender studies. This guide to his compelling work presents:

  • an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Conrad's texts, from publication to the present

  • an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Conrad's life and work, situated in a broader critical history

  • cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism

  • suggestions for further reading.

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Joseph Conrad and seeking not only a guide to his works, but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.

Acknowledgementsp. xii
Abbreviations, frequently cited works and Gross-referencingp. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
Life and contextsp. 1
A Polish childhoodp. 1
Sea lifep. 4
Literary and cultural contextsp. 7
Conrad the readerp. 8
Literary friendships and literary culturep. 9
Conrad the writerp. 14
Englishnessp. 18
Worksp. 21
Almayer's Folly (1895)p. 22
Commentaryp. 22
Early reviewsp. 26
Later critical responsep. 27
An Outcast of the Islands (1896)p. 28
Commentaryp. 28
Early reviewsp. 30
Later critical responsep. 31
The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' (1897)p. 31
Commentaryp. 32
Early reviewsp. 35
Later critical responsep. 35
Tales of Unrest (1898)p. 36
Commentaryp. 36
Early reviewsp. 39
Later critical responsep. 40
Lord Jim (1900)p. 43
Commentaryp. 44
Early reviewsp. 46
Later critical responsep. 47
Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories (1902)p. 48
Commentaryp. 48
Early reviewsp. 53
Later critical responsep. 55
Typhoon and Other Stories (1903)p. 57
Commentaryp. 57
Early reviewsp. 61
Later critical responsep. 61
Nostromo (1904)p. 63
Commentaryp. 64
Early reviewsp. 67
Later critical responsep. 68
The Secret Agent (1907)p. 69
Commentaryp. 70
Early reviewsp. 72
Later critical responsep. 73
A Set of Six (1908)p. 74
Commentaryp. 74
Early reviewsp. 78
Later critical responsep. 79
Under Western Eyes (1911)p. 82
Commentaryp. 83
Early reviewsp. 86
Later critical responsep. 87
A Personal Record (1912)p. 88
Commentaryp. 88
Early reviewsp. 92
Later critical responsep. 92
'Twixt Land and Sea (1912)p. 92
Commentaryp. 93
Early reviewsp. 96
Later critical responsep. 97
Chance (1914)p. 98
Commentaryp. 99
Early reviewsp. 102
Later critical responsep. 103
Within the Tides (1915)p. 104
Commentaryp. 104
Early reviewsp. 106
Later critical responsep. 107
Victory (1915)p. 107
Commentaryp. 108
Early reviewsp. 112
Later critical responsep. 113
The Shadow Line: A Confession (1917)p. 114
Commentaryp. 114
Early reviewsp. 116
Later critical responsep. 117
The Arrow of God (1919)p. 117
Commentaryp. 118
Early reviewsp. 120
Later critical responsep. 120
The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows (1920)p. 121
Commentaryp. 124
Early reviewsp. 125
Later critical responsep. 125
The Rover (1923)p. 127
Commentaryp. 127
Early reviewsp. 129
Later critical responsep. 129
Posthumously published worksp. 130
Tales of Hearsay (1925)p. 130
Commentary, early reviews and later critical responsep. 130
Uncollected worksp. 134
'Laughing Anne' and 'One Day More' (1924)p. 134
Suspense (1925)p. 135
The Sisters (1928)p. 135
Criticismp. 137
Early studies: 1914-30p. 138
Joseph Conrad: A Study (1914)p. 138
Joseph Conrad: A Short Study of his Intellectual and Emotional Attitude towards his work and of the Chief Characteristics of his Work (1915)p. 138
Joseph Conrad: His Romantic-Realism (1922)p. 140
Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance (1924)p. 140
The Polish Heritage of Joseph Conrad (1930)p. 141
The changing critical reputation: 1930-60p. 143
The Great Tradition (1948)p. 143
Joseph Conrad: Achievement and Decline (1957)p. 144
Conrad the Novelist (1958)p. 145
Boom years: 1960-80p. 145
Joseph Conrad: A Critical Biography (1960)p. 146
Conrad's Eastern World (1966) and Conrad's Western World (1971)p. 148
Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography (1966)p. 148
Conrad in the Nineteenth Century (1979)p. 150
Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives (1979)p. 150
Joseph Conrad: A Chronicle (1983)p. 153
Theory and after: 1980-presentp. 154
Editions, guides and introductionsp. 157
Thematic studiesp. 158
Nation and locationp. 158
Colonialism and post-colonialismp. 160
Politics and revolutionp. 163
Gender and sexualityp. 165
Chronologyp. 168
A Polish childhoodp. 168
Sea lifep. 170
Writing lifep. 175
Bibliographyp. 182
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780415268523
ISBN-10: 0415268524
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 201
Published: 29th August 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.92  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1