Joseph Conrad

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The author of thirty-one books and numerous stories, Conrad is noted for his complex narratives and formal experiments, especially in terms of point of view and temporal shifts. He is also much studied for his depiction of imperialism and colonialism, in the Malay Archipelago in Almayer’s Folly (1895), An Outcast of the Islands (1896) and others, in the Belgian Congo in Heart of Darkness (1899), and in South America in Nostromo (1904). His political novels The Secret Agent (1907), which revolves around a plot to bomb Greenwich Observatory, and Under Western Eyes (1911), which focuses on spies and revolutionaries in Russia and Switzerland, are also much studied, as is the first long novel of …

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Citation:
Childs, Peter. "Joseph Conrad". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 April 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=989, accessed 21 October 2014.]

Articles on Conrad's works

  1. Heart of Darkness
  2. Lord Jim: A Tale
  3. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
  4. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
  5. Under Western Eyes
  6. Victory: An Island Tale