Cross-Cultural Encounters in Joseph Conrad’s Malay Fiction

Writing Malaysia

  • Robert Hampson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 190-248

About this book


This is the first major study to bring together for examination all of Conrad's Malay fiction: the early novels, Almayer's Folly , An Outcast of the Islands , and Lord Jim ; the two later novels, Victory and The Rescue ; and various short stories, such as The Lagoon and Karain . The volume focuses on cross-cultural encounters, cultural identity and cultural dislocation, paying particular attention to issues of race and gender. He also situates Conrad's fiction in relation to earlier English accounts of South-East Asia.


fiction gender identity novel

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Hampson
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK

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