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Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells

The Fin-de-Siècle Literary Scene

Authors: Dryden, L.

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This book traces the literary friendship between Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells from their early correspondence through to the differences that caused their estrangement, including their respective responses to the First World War. It thus gives an overview of the literary scene in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period.

About the authors

Linda Dryden is Professor of English Literature at Edinburgh Napier University, and Director of the University's Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW). She is author of two monographs, Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance, and The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles: Stevenson, Wilde and Wells, and co-editor of Stevenson and Conrad: Writers of Transition.

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“Dryden’s thoroughly researched monograph contains a very systematically organized and impressive bulk of data on the two turn-of-the-century writers’ relationship, and she advances her argument in a clear, reader-friendly style. … researchers looking for intersections of the two authors’ art, which have a great potential for fruitful inter-textual analysis, will probably find Dryden’s volume most helpful.” (Angelika Reichmann, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 22 (2), Fall, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dryden, Linda

    Pages 1-9

  • Martians, Sleepers, Time Travellers and Hearts of Darkness

    Dryden, Linda

    Pages 10-38

  • Conrad, Wells, Ford and the Ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson

    Dryden, Linda

    Pages 39-68

  • Quap, Ivory and Insect Empires

    Dryden, Linda

    Pages 69-94

  • ‘The difference between us’: Science, Politics and the Human Factor

    Dryden, Linda

    Pages 95-130

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eBook $24.99
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Hardcover $90.00
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Softcover $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells
Book Subtitle
The Fin-de-Siècle Literary Scene
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50012-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137500120
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50011-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50542-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 216
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