Notes on contributors; Preface; Chronology of Conrad's life; List of abbreviations; 1. Conrad's life Owen Knowles; 2. The short fiction Gail Fraser; 3. 'Heart of Darkness' Cedric Watts; 4. Lord Jim J. H. Stape; 5. Nostromo Eloise Knapp Hay; 6. The Secret Agent Jacques Berthoud; 7. Under Western Eyes Keith Carabine; 8. The late novels Robert Hampson; 9. Conradian narrative Jakob Lothe; 10. Conrad and imperialism Andrea White; 11. Conrad and Modernism Kenneth Graham; 12. Conrad's influence Gene M. Moore; Further reading; Index.
Leading scholars provide a comprehensive introduction to the work of Joseph Conrad.
J. H. Stape, Research Fellow in St Mary's University College at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, has taught in universities in Canada, France and the Far East, and has published extensively on Conrad's life and work. The editor of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996), he has also edited Conrad's A Personal Record and Notes on Life and Letters and co-edited Volume Seven and Nine of The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad for Cambridge University Press. General Editor of seven Conrad volumes in Penguin Classics, he serves as contributing editor to The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK). He has also written on Thomas Hardy, Virginia, Woolf, William Golding and Angus Wilson.
'This collection will prove invaluable for anyone wishing a balanced and well rounded study of Conrad.' Contemporary Review 'This collection is particularly impressive for shedding new light on its subject while also serving as the finest single introductory volume on Conrad presently available ... This volume will become required reading for Conrad scholars; it is certainly the first place I would send students new to Conrad's fiction.' English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 'This very helpful Companion offers a series of essays on Conrad's life and major works, as well as on the topics of narrative, imperialism and Modernism, and concludes with a survey of his influence. With its index and lists of further reading it is organised for ease of use and will be profited from by a wide range of readers.' Forum for Modern Language Studies