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Conrad's Marlow: Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Paul Wake


This book provides a rigorous investigation of one of the more intriguing characters in English literature, looking at how the character is constructed and is then read against the main literary theorists. It illustrates how ‘Marlow’ is inextricably bound up in both the storytelling and the emergence of meaning. Joseph Conrad is still seen as one of the first Modernists and one of the finest twentieth-century novelists, and his ‘Marlow’ incorporates all of the most popular novels.

Keywords: English literature, character, literary theorists, Marlow, storytelling, emergence of meaning, Joseph Conrad, Modernists, twentieth-century novelists, popular novels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074905
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Wake, author