The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad [NOOK Book]

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The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad offers a wide-ranging introduction to the fiction of Joseph Conrad, one of the most influential novelists of the twentieth century. Through a series of essays by leading Conrad scholars aimed at both students and the general reader, the volume stimulates an informed appreciation of Conrad's work based on an understanding of his cultural and historical situations and fictional techniques. A chronology and overview of Conrad's life precede chapters that explore significant ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

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Overview

The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad offers a wide-ranging introduction to the fiction of Joseph Conrad, one of the most influential novelists of the twentieth century. Through a series of essays by leading Conrad scholars aimed at both students and the general reader, the volume stimulates an informed appreciation of Conrad's work based on an understanding of his cultural and historical situations and fictional techniques. A chronology and overview of Conrad's life precede chapters that explore significant issues in his major writings, and deal in depth with individual works. These are followed by discussions of the special nature of Conrad's narrative techniques, his complex relationships with late-Victorian imperialism and with literary Modernism, and his influence on other writers and artists. Each essay provides guidance to further reading, and a concluding chapter surveys the body of Conrad criticism.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This collection is particularly impressive for shedding new light on its subject while also serving as the finest single introductory volume on Conrad presently available. This volume will become required reading for Conrad scholars; it is certainly the first place I would send students new to Conrad's fiction. (From English Liturature in Transiton 1880-1920 by Brian W Shaffer)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139815321
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 882 KB

Meet the Author

J. H. Stape is Research Fellow at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London and has taught at universities in England, Canada, France and the Far East. Author of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad (2007), he has edited several of Conrad's texts and is co-editor of Conrad's collected letters (Volumes 7 and 9). He has also published on E. M. Forster, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, Frank Harris, Angus Wilson and Virginia Woolf.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Chronology of Conrad's life
List of abbreviations
1 Conrad's life 1
2 The short fiction 25
3 'Heart of Darkness' 45
4 Lord Jim 63
5 Nostromo 81
6 The Secret Agent 100
7 Under Western Eyes 122
8 The late novels 140
9 Conradian narrative 160
10 Conrad and imperialism 179
11 Conrad and Modernism 203
12 Conrad's influence 223
Further reading 242
Index 254
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