The Resource Conrad's secrets, Robert Hampson, (electronic resource)

Conrad's secrets, Robert Hampson, (electronic resource)

Label
Conrad's secrets
Title
Conrad's secrets
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hampson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This text explores a range of knowledges which would have been familiar to Conrad and his original readers. Drawing on research into trade, policing, sexual and financial scandals, changing theories of trauma and contemporary war-crimes, it provides contexts for Conrad's fictions and produces original readings of his work
  • "Conrad's Secrets" explores various secrets relevant to Conrad's fiction - trade secrets, sexual secrets, urban secrets, medical secrets and naval secrets. It recovers lost or less familiar areas of knowledge as necessary contexts for that fiction - Malay trade, Victorian anarchism, policing in Victorian London, financial and sexual scandals, for example - and shows how these form part of the texture of Conrad's work. "Conrad's Secrets" advocates and enacts an historical formalist approach that, among other things, shows how Conrad's Malay tales are differentiated from adventure romance; that throws a new light on Conrad's use of Marlow as narrator; that provides a thickly contextualised reading of The Secret Agent; and recovers a neglected aspect of Conrad's writing career - as a writer of World War I fiction
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
823.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
Z74382 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Conrad's secrets, Robert Hampson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-290) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Covert plots and secret trades : Almayer's folly, An outcast of the islands, The rescue -- Trade secrets : Heart of darkness, The inheritors -- Political secrets : The secret agent -- City secrets : Chance -- Sexual secrets : Victory -- Medical secrets : Lord Jim, The arrow of gold, The rover -- Naval secrets : The tale -- Covert confessions : Under Western eyes
Control code
ocn822223389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 299 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137264671
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
518191
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29808625
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822223389
  • palgrave1137264675

Library Locations

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