Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

“The Shadow-Line”: Conrad's reflection
by Potts, Christopher J., M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2009, 31; 1466466
Abstract (Summary)

Joseph Conrad's The Shadow-Line is often taken for, even dismissed as a simple bildungsroman, or coming-of-age story in which the main character crosses over a shadow line demarcating the difference between adolescence and adulthood. Otherwise the tale is treated as a sort of social vision in which Conrad figuratively elaborates a theory of social progress. This study demonstrates that the social vision and the coming-of-age plot evidenced in The Shadow-Line are essentially of a kind, both articulating a circular movement that approximates Hegel's model of the life of Spirit.

Indexing (document details)
School: California State University, Dominguez Hills
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Modern literature, British and Irish literature
Keywords: Conrad, Joseph
Publication Number: 1466466
ISBN: 978-1-109-18918-6
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