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Conrad’s Popular Fictions

Secret Histories and Sensational Novels

Authors: Glazzard, Andrew

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Detectives, police informers, spies and spymasters, anarchists and terrorists, swindlers: these are the character types explored in Conrad's Popular Fictions. This book shows how Joseph Conrad experimented creatively with genres such as crime and espionage fiction, and sheds new light on the sources and contexts of his work.

About the authors

Andrew Glazzard is a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and a visiting lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. As well as writing on Conrad, he has written on Arnold Bennett, Arthur Conan Doyle, and H.G. Wells.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Glazzard, Andrew

    Pages 1-25

  • ‘Armed with the defensive mandate of a menaced society’: Detectives, Professionalism and Liberty in The Secret Agent

    Glazzard, Andrew

    Pages 26-58

  • ‘An actor in desperate earnest’: Informers and Secret Agency

    Glazzard, Andrew

    Pages 59-84

  • ‘The inciter behind’: Spymasters and the Eastern Logic of Russia

    Glazzard, Andrew

    Pages 85-110

  • ‘The cowardly bomb-throwing brutes’: The Many Types of Conrad’s ‘Terrorists’

    Glazzard, Andrew

    Pages 111-143

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55917-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55916-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conrad’s Popular Fictions
Book Subtitle
Secret Histories and Sensational Novels
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55917-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137559173
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55916-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 227
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