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Joseph Conrad : the Secret agent

Author: Cedric Watts
Publisher: Penrith : Humanities-Ebooks, ©2007.
Series: Literature insights.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This critical and contextual study guide by a very distinguished critic of Modernist literature sheds new light on Conrad's topical novel of espionage and terrorism.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric Watts
ISBN: 9781847600325 1847600328
OCLC Number: 743138427
Description: 1 online resource (81 pages).
Contents: A Note on the Author 1. Editorial Note, Acknowledgements and Abbreviations 2. Biographical Conrad's Progress 3. The Composition of The Secret Agent and its Modes of Publication 3.1. Composition 3.2. The Serial and the First Book Edition 3.3. The Stage Version 4. The Opening, the Plot and the Narration 4.1. The Title, Sub-Title and Dedication 4.2. A Plot-Summary and Its Limitations 4.3. The Ironic Method 4.4. The Character of the Narrator 5. Themes, Sources and Contexts 5.1. Preamble 5.2. Time 5.3. The Greenwich Bomb, Anarchists, Fenians and Jews 5.4. Lavater, Lombroso, Physiognomy and Criminology 5.5. Political Contexts 6. Literary Influences and Analogues 6.1. Dickens 6.2. Naturalism, Zola and Ibsen 6.3. Terrorist Fiction and The Premier and the Painter 7. Analyses 7.1. Temporalities 7.2. Mind, Matter and Topography 7.3. Aspects of Characterisation 8. Critical Survey 8.1. Contemporaneous Responses 8.2. Subsequent Responses 9. Conclusion 10. Bibliography
Series Title: Literature insights.
Responsibility: Cedric Watts.

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