2nd Edition

A Preface to Conrad Second Edition

    Widely recommended, this guide to Conrad offers a vivid and incisive account of his life and literary career, and gives detailed attention to the contexts, themes, problems and paradoxes of his works.  

    Part 1 The Writer and his Setting; Chapter 1 Biographical background; Chapter 2 Cultural background; Part 2 The Art of Conrad; Chapter 3 Conrad on his art; Chapter 4 The pressure towards paradox; Chapter 5 The covert plot: three examples; Chapter 6 Textual commentaries; Chapter 7 Nostromo; Chapter 8 Heroes, heroines, gender and feminism; Chapter 9 Conrad’s place in literary history; Part 3 Reference Section; symbp A list of symbolic or allegoric names in Conrad’s fiction; Gazetteer; Short biographies;


    Watts, Cedric, M.A. Ph.D. (Professor)