Joseph Conrad: Betrayal and Identity

  • Robert Hampson

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About this book

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

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Hampson
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Holloway and Bedford New CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22302-2
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22304-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22302-2
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