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Author Baxter, Katherine Isobel, 1976-

Title Joseph Conrad and the swan song of romance / Katherine Isobel Baxter
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (163 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: 'Heart of Darkness' and Lord Jim; 1 'Heart of Darkness' and the Modern Quest; 2 Lord Jim: Other Words, Other Worlds; Part 2: Romance, Nostromo and Chance; 3 Anti-Philosophical Romance; 4 Nostromo: Not the Man; 5 Power, Gender and Laughter in Chance; Part 3: Victory, The Rescue and The Rover; 6 Victory: 'Damned Tricks' and Girls; 7 Theatre and Incomprehension in The Rescue; 8 The Rover: Reconciliation of Sorts; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, Baxter suggests that Conrad's ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe's colonial project. Baxter e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Knowledge -- Romances
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Knowledge -- Literary form
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Technique.
Genre/Form Romances.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009033958
ISBN 0754695956 (electronic bk.)
9780754695950 (electronic bk.)