Conrad's Secrets

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

byRobert Hampson

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Conrad's Secrets 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, the book provides contexts for Conrad's fictions and produces original readings of his work.

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Conrad's Secrets 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, the book provides contexts for Conrad's fictions and produces original readings of his work.

ROBERT HAMPSON is professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Joseph Conrad: Betrayal and Identity and Cross-Cultural Encounters in Joseph Conrad's Malay Fiction and co-editor (with Andrew Gibson) of Conrad and Theory. He has edited various works by Conrad, Kipling and Rider Haggard.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230507832

ISBN - 13:9780230507838

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
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
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index