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Conrad's Eastern world

Author: Norman Sherry
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A book for those interested in Conrad's life and work and/or literary detection convincingly performed. Professor Sherry establishes how well Conrad knew the East and how the original material he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Sherry
ISBN: 0521291208 9780521291200
OCLC Number: 16532461
Description: x, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: The conditions of Conrad's active life; 2. Biography: The Eastern seas; Part 1. 'Lord Jim': 3. That scandal of the Eastern seas; 4. The flesh and blood individual; Part II. 'Lord Jim', 'Almayer's Folly', ' An Outcast of the Islands': 5. The Rajah Laut; 6. An Eastern River; 7. Undoubted sources: dull, wise books; Part III. 'The End of the Tether': 8. An Eastern port: Singapore; 9. The Deputy Neptune and the Arab shipowner; Part IV. 'The Shadow-Line': Exact Autobiography: 10. First command; 11. Conrad's predecessor on the Otago; 12. The delay in Bangkok; 13. The Gulf of Siam; Part V. Conclusion: The Work of the Imagination: 14. 'The Secret Sharer': The basic fact of the tale; 15. Justice to the visible universe; Appendices; References; Index.
Responsibility: Norman Sherry.

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