Conrad s Secrets

Otherwise, the toneof Jessie's narrative is calmly appreciative ('she madean interesting invalid'). Therearejust two odd notes. First,whenJane declares thatshe will lookupthe Conrads' sonin Paris,Conrad is reported torespond:'None of ...


Author: R. Hampson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137264671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

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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.

Joseph Conrad s Critical Reception

Similar to other explorations into new areas of study, Robert Hampson's Conrads Secrets (2012) explores knowledge familiar to Conrad but unfamiliar to modern readers. As such these areas of knowledge have become secrets.


Author: John G. Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107034853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date history of the commentary written about the life and works of Joseph Conrad.

A Concordance to Conrad s The Secret Agent

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Author: Todd K. Bender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000040173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Originally published in 1979, this concordance consists of a Verbal Index listing the location of all words used by Conrad, a Word Frequency Table listing number occurrences for each word in his text, and a Field of Reference in which the user can locate in its context a word cited in the Verbal Index. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad’s works.

The Secret Agent

Much has been written contextualizing Conrad, and The Secret Agent in particular, amidst such writers as Lombroso and Nordau.” Lombroso, however, is Ossipon's hero, not Conrad's, the criminologist being explicitly mocked and dismissed ...


Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192801694

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be "a simple tale" proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations. Based on the text which Conrad's first English readers enjoyed, this new edition includes a full and up-to-date bibliography, a comprehensive chronology and a critical introduction which describes Conrad's great London novel as the realization of a "monstrous town," a place of idiocy, madness, criminality, and butchery. It also discusses contemporary anarchist activity in the UK, imperialism, and Conrad's narrative techniques.

Horror in Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent

This book is copyright material and must not be copied, reproduced, transferred, distributed, leased, ... book at GRIN: Eva K. Sammel ...


Author: Eva K. Sammel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640475551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 20

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, Saarland University (Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen), course: Joseph Conrad, language: English, abstract: “’The horror! The horror!’” “’Horrible, horrible!’” Although the novels are different in style and plot, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent have one thing in common: They are full of different kinds of ‘horror’ and ‘madness’. But what are all these different kinds of horror? Why does Conrad use this word this often? Is the horror in the Heart of Darkness the same as in The Secret Agent? In this paper, I will try to analyse some of the horrible aspects Conrad mentions in his texts. The first chapter will have a closer look at Kurtz’s famous phrase “’The horror! The horror!’”. I will give insight in some of my own interpretations of what could be meant with this horror. The second part of this paper will investigate the horrors and fears of the three main characters in The Secret Agent: Stevie, Winnie Verloc and Mr Verloc. In the end, there will be a short conclusion of the aspects of horror I have explored.

A Study Guide for Joseph Conrad s Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad: A Critical Biography, McGrawHill Book Company, 1960. Baines provides a comprehensive overview of all of Conrad's writings. Dowden, Wilfred S. Joseph Conrad: The Imaged Style, Vanderbilt University Press, 1970.


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410357519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

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A Study Guide for Joseph Conrad's "Secret Sharer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent

We may be inclined to vary Horace Walpole's famous maxim as follows: 'This world is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think.' The story narrated in The Secret Agent may be grim and bleak, but the mode of narration ...


Author: Cedric Watts

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847601353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 81

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A biographical chapter relates The Secret Agent to Conrad's career. Next, the work's process of composition is discussed, and differences between the serial, the book version and the stage version are explained. An analysis of the plot gives particular attention to its ironic strategies and to the character of the narrator. Various themes and contexts are explored: conceptions of time and topography; anarchistic and Fenian politics; anti-Semitism; evolution, Lombroso and criminology. Literary influences and analogues are illustrated: Dickens, Zola, Ibsen, terrorist fiction. The characters are considered from various viewpoints. A critical survey summarises the work's reception since its first publication. The bibliography provides a guide to further reading.

Secret Sharers Melville Conrad and Narratives of the Real

(71) Although the sea was created by God and all his creations are believed to be good, I would argue that the sea portrayed by Conrad is an exception. In the sections entitled “The Character of the Foe” and “Initiation,” the sea is ...


Author: Paweł Jędrzejko

Publisher: M-Studio

ISBN: 9788362023561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

View: 561

The present book explores a variety of fundamental questions that all of us secretly share. Its twenty-one chapters, written by some of the world’s leading Melville and Conrad scholars, indicate possible directions of comparativist insight into the continuity and transformations of western existentialist thought between the 19th and 20th centuries. The existential philosophy of participation—so mistrustful of analytical categories—is epitomized by the lives and oeuvres of Melville and Conrad. Born in the immediacy of experience, this philosophy finds its expression in uncertain tropes and faith-based actions; rather than muffle the horror vacui with words, it plunges head first into liminality, where logos dissolves into a “positive nothing.” Unlike analytical philosophers, both Melville and Conrad refrain from talking about reality: they expose those who would listen to a first-hand experience of participation in an interpretive act. Employing literary tropes to denude the essence of the human condition, they allow their readers to transgress the limitations of language. Mistrustful of language, they accept the necessity of discourse which, to make sense, must be actively reshaped, endlessly questioned, and constantly revised. And if uncertainty is the only certainty available to us, our lowly human condition also necessitates compassion: an existential cure against the liquid, capricious reality we are afforded.

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

The Conrads moved frequently from home to home, money was often short and Conrad's health went repeatedly through bad periods. His wide experience of life at sea had given him a peculiar richness of material as a writer; he provides an ...



Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349092062


Page: 96

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Conrad and Impressionism

Bruce Harkness (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1962), 75-82; Guerard, Conrad the Novelist, 14-33; and Robert W. Stallman, “Conrad and 'The Secret Sharer,'” Accent 9.3 (spring 1949): 131-43. Guerard argues that Marlow “is loyal to as one must ...


Author: John G. Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139432122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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In this 2001 book, John Peters investigates the impact of Impressionism on Conrad and links this to his literary techniques as well as his philosophical and political views. Impressionism, Peters argues, enabled Conrad to encompass both surface and depth not only in visually perceived phenomena but also in his narratives and objects of consciousness, be they physical objects, human subjects, events or ideas. Though traditionally thought of as a sceptical writer, Peters claims that through Impressionism Conrad developed a coherent and mostly traditional view of ethical and political principles, a claim he supports through reference to a broad range of Conrad's texts. Conrad and Impressionism investigates the sources and implications of Conrad's impressionism in order to argue for a consistent link between his literary technique, philosophical presuppositions and socio-political views. The same core ideas concerning the nature of human experience run throughout his works.