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© 1992

Joseph Conrad: Betrayal and Identity

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Introduction

Through attention to incidents of betrayal and self-betrayal in his fiction, this book traces the development of Conrad's conception of identity through the three phases of his career: the self in isolation, the self in society and the sexualised self. It shows how the early fiction negotiates the opposed dangers of the self-ideal and the surrender to passion; how the middle fiction tests the ideal code psychologically and ideologically; and how the late fiction probes sexuality and morbid psychology.

Keywords

concept fiction identity independence psychology society

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  1. 1.Royal Holloway and Bedford New CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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