Introduction; 1. Closeted characters and cloistered critics in II Conde, Lord Jim, Victory and The Shadow Line; 2. The exotic and the erotic in An Outcast of the Islands; 3. The erotics of cruelty in A Smile of Fortune, The Secret Agent and Victory; 4. Voyeurism in Under Western Eyes and the Shadow-Line; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Jeremy Hawthorn is Professor of Modern British Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has recently edited Conrad's Under Western Eyes and The Shadow-Line for the new World's Classics edition (both OUP, 2003) and his other publications include Joseph Conrad: Narrative Technique and Ideological Commitment (Edward Arnold, 1990).
"Hawthorn'sinimitable style...allies pedagogical talent with powerful criticalinsight...We must thank Jeremy Hawthorn for this new acheivement: he hassucceeded in making us read Conrad both more intimately and more knowingly."-Josiane Paccaud-Huguet, Universite Lumiere-Lyon 2 in Conradiana "Hawthorn's inimitable style...allies pedagogical talent with powerful critical insight...We must thank Jeremy Hawthorn for this new acheivement: he has succeeded in making us read Conrad both more intimately and more knowingly."- Josiane Paccaud-Huguet, Universite Lumiere-Lyon 2 in Conradiana "Reading Sexuality and the Erotic is itself akin to a sexual experience - in that, once we have read it we can never read Conrad innocently again ... [The book] is an engaging and edifying read, a combination of historical detail and textual analysis that is not only enriching but might also produce an occasional blush." - Partial Answers