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The Resource Conrad's Reading : Space, Time, Networks, by Helen Chambers, (electronic book)

Conrad's Reading : Space, Time, Networks, by Helen Chambers, (electronic book)

Label
Conrad's Reading : Space, Time, Networks
Title
Conrad's Reading
Title remainder
Space, Time, Networks
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Chambers
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book aligns concepts and methods from book history with new literary research on a globally studied writer. An innovative three-part approach, combining close reading the evidence of reading, scrutiny of international book distribution circuits, and of Conrad's many fictional representations of reading, illuminates his childhood, maritime and later shore-based reading. After an overview of the empirical evidence of Conrad's reading, his sparsely documented twenty years reading at sea and in port is reconstructed. An examination the reading practices of his famous narrator Marlow then serves to link Conrad's own maritime and shore-based reading. Conrad's subsequent networked reading, shared with his closest male friends, and with literate multilingual women, is examined within the context of Edwardian reading practices. His fictional representations of reading and material texts are highlighted throughout, including genre trends, periodical reading, reading spaces and their lighting, and the use of reading as therapy. The book should appeal both to Conrad scholars and to historians of reading
Member of
Cataloging source
AZU
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Chambers, Helen
Dewey number
002
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z4-Z15.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New Directions in Book History
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  • Literature
  • Civilization
  • Books
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
Label
Conrad's Reading : Space, Time, Networks, by Helen Chambers, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. 'Books are an integral part of one's life: evaluating the evidence of Conrad's reading -- 3. 'Read by chance on the Indian Ocean': reconstructing Conrad's maritime reading -- 4. 'A book, not bemused by the cleverness of the day': Marlow as a reader -- 5. 'A Conrad archipelago replete with islands': Edwardian reading communities -- 6. 'Gifted with tenderness and intelligence': Conrad's reading women -- 7. Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 245 pages 6 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319764870
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-76487-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1034555502
  • (OCoLC)1034555502
Label
Conrad's Reading : Space, Time, Networks, by Helen Chambers, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. 'Books are an integral part of one's life: evaluating the evidence of Conrad's reading -- 3. 'Read by chance on the Indian Ocean': reconstructing Conrad's maritime reading -- 4. 'A book, not bemused by the cleverness of the day': Marlow as a reader -- 5. 'A Conrad archipelago replete with islands': Edwardian reading communities -- 6. 'Gifted with tenderness and intelligence': Conrad's reading women -- 7. Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 245 pages 6 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319764870
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-76487-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1034555502
  • (OCoLC)1034555502

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