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A Preface to Conrad By Prof. Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.

A Preface to Conrad
by Prof. Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.

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Considers the career of Joseph Conrad and his literary development and works. This series is intended for students of English literature requiring guidance through characteristic difficulties in the work of individual writers and poets.
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A Preface to Conrad by Prof. Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.

A Preface to Conrad begins with a concise and authoritative analysis of Conrad's biographical background. It then moves on to an original and provocative survey of his work, offering detailed commentaries on texts such as Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Almayer's Folly and Nostromo.

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"...the best introductory book on this author" Conradiana "Watts brings to the material his own engaged and lively voice...often extremely illuminating...It is his kind of thought provoking comment which one keeps encountering in the book...and gives it fulness and variety." The Conradian

Table of Contents


Part 1 The writer and his setting: biographical background; cultural background. Part 2 The art of Conrad: Conrad on his art; the pressure towards paradox; the covert plot - three examples; textual commentaries; "Nostromo"; heroes, heroines, gender and feminism; Conrad's place in literary history. Part 3 Reference section.

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GOR003338119
A Preface to Conrad by Prof. Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.
Prof. Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1993-01-01
256
0582088836
9780582088832
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