Conrad and Women

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This book challenges the traditional image of Joseph Conrad as writer of the sea, a man in a man's world. It re-establishes the importance of significant women in his life, and his engagement with women's writing. Rethinking received views of Conrad as a modernist writer, it also explores the experimentation of his later, less familiar works, first published in the women's pages of popular journals.
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"Carefully researched and far-ranging... [An] ambitious and largely successful reconsideration of [Conrad's] life and work.... Conrad and Women offers much to broaden our perspective on Conrad.... Most importantly, Jones's book helps to open Conrad's writing to the wider audience he himself sought."--English Literature in Transition 1880-1920

Elizabeth Lowry
Jones is a discriminating reader, possessing an admirably thorough knowledge not just of Conrad's life and work, but also of the Polish literary scene at the turn of the century....she is further blessed with a light touch.
The Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198184485
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford English Monographs Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Lexile: 1660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

St Hilda's College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

Editorial Note
1. Conrad, Women, and the Critics
2. Woman as Hero: Conrad and the Polish Romantic Tradition
3. Conrad and Marguerite Poradowska
4. Chance: 'a fine adventure'
5. The Three Texts of Chance
6. Marketing for Women Readers
7. Visuality and Gender in Late Conrad
8. Suspense and the Novel of Sensation

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