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Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance

  • Authors
  • Linda Dryden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Linda Dryden
    Pages 1-15
  3. Linda Dryden
    Pages 16-34
  4. Linda Dryden
    Pages 35-50
  5. Linda Dryden
    Pages 137-194
  6. Linda Dryden
    Pages 195-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 200-228

About this book

Introduction

Linda Dryden places Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands , 'Karain', and Lord Jim in the context of the nineteenth-century imperial romance. Through the thwarted dreams and aspirations of his central characters she argues that Conrad exposes the empty promises of such fiction and challenges assumptions about the superiority of European imperialists and the imperial venture itself. Using illustrations from and references to many well-known novels of Empire, Dryden demonstrates how Conrad's Malay fiction alludes to the conventions and stereotypes of popular imperial fiction.

Keywords

fiction novel Romanticism

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