Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Brian Spittles
    Pages 1-28
  3. Brian Spittles
    Pages 29-41
  4. Brian Spittles
    Pages 42-61
  5. Brian Spittles
    Pages 62-88
  6. Brian Spittles
    Pages 89-114
  7. Brian Spittles
    Pages 115-138
  8. Brian Spittles
    Pages 139-159
  9. Brian Spittles
    Pages 160-179
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 180-198

About this book


This book is essential reading for an understanding of Conrad's fiction both as a product of the political, social and intellectual forces dominating the period 1870-1920, and of the pressures and influences in Conrad's own life. A knowledge of the period is not taken for granted, but explanations of the relevant events and ideas are woven into discussion of the stories and novels. Full use is made of letters, diaries, newspaper reports, magazine articles and the popular fiction of the day, in addition to detailed analysis of Conrad's fiction. This study puts Conrad into a new perspective, providing stimulating material for students, teachers and general readers.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Joseph Conrad
  • Book Subtitle Text and Context
  • Authors Brian Spittles

  • Series Title Writers in their Time
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-54200-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-54201-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22205-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Cultural History
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