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a| 3319764861 q| (hardback)
a| 9783319764863 q| (hardback)
a| YDX b| eng e| rda c| YDX d| CDX d| BDX
a| PR6005.O4 b| C44 2018
a| 823/.912 2| 23
a| Chambers, Helen, e| author.
a| Conrad's reading : b| space, time, networks / c| Helen Chambers.
a| Cham, Switzerland : b| Palgrave Macmillan, c| 
a| xiii, 245 pages : b| illustrations ; c| 22 cm.
a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
a| New directions in book history
a| Includes bibliographical references and index.
a| 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.
a| Conrad, Joseph, d| 1857-1924 x| Books and reading.
a| Conrad, Joseph, d| 1857-1924 x| Themes, motives.
a| Books and reading in literature.
a| New directions in book history.
a| C0 b| PAU