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Conrad and Women

Susan Jones

Abstract

Supported by an enduring critical paradigm, the traditional account of Conrad's career privileges his public image as man of the sea, addressing himself to a male audience and male concerns. This book challenges received assumptions by recovering Conrad's relationship to women not only in his life but in his fiction and among his readers. The existing interplay of criticism, biography, and marketing has contributed to a masculinist image associated with a narrow body of modernist texts. Instead, this book reinstates the female influences arising from his early Polish life and culture; his frie ... More

Keywords: Conrad, man of the sea, fiction, criticism, biography, marketing, masculinist, early Polish life, Marguerite Poradowska, visual contexts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198184485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Jones, author
St Hilda's College, Oxford