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The deceptive text : an introduction to covert plots

Author: Cedric Thomas Watts
Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble, 1984.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watts, Cedric Thomas.
Deceptive text.
Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble, 1984
(OCoLC)562315246
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric Thomas Watts
ISBN: 0389204595 9780389204596
OCLC Number: 10301474
Description: xiv, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to "Janiform novels" --
"Janiform novels" --
The nature and consequences of covert plot --
Conrad and delayed decoding --
The covert plot of Almayer's Folly: Abdulla's stratagem --
'Metaphysical' plots: supernatural elements in The Nigger of the "Narcissus", Heart of Darkness, "The Secret Sharer", The Shadow-Line and Victory --
Some structural ironies of The Secret Agent --
The covert plot and the deceived narrator: Heart of Darkness, The Shadow-Line and "A Smile of Fortune" --
Transtextual narratives --
General survey --
Two major examples: Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Mann's Death in Venice --
Covert plots in ostensibly non-fictional works.
Responsibility: Cedric Watts.

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