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Joseph Conrad and the imperial romance

Author: Linda Dryden
Publisher: Houndmillls, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joseph Conrad's early Malay fiction reflects his seafaring experiences in the East and expresses his misgivings about the assumptions of 'white superiority', of imperial power, and of the possibilities for romantic heroism that characterize the late nineteenth-century imperial romance. In fact Conrad was deeply sceptical about its promises of wealth, glory, and heroic reputation."--BOOK JACKET. "Linda Dryden  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Dryden
ISBN: 0333747151 9780333747155 0312225539 9780312225537
OCLC Number: 44138366
Description: xii, 228 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Making the Imperial Hero --
2. The Possibilities of Romance --
3. Almayer's Folly: When Romance Collides with Reality --
4. An Outcast of the Islands: Echoes of Romance --
5. 'Karain': Constructing the Romantic Subject --
6. Lord Jim: The Limitations of Romance --
Conclusion: Subverting the Imperial Romance.
Responsibility: Linda Dryden.

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Linda Dryden places Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands , 'Karain', and Lord Jim in the context of the nineteenth-century imperial romance. Using illustrations from and references to many  Read more...

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'Dryden's detailed analyses make her study an accessible, thorough introduction to Conrad's early fiction.' - Victorian Studies'Linda Dryden has proven herself a Conrad scholar of the first order, Read more...

 
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