'A Passion for Maps': Conrad, Africa, Australia and South-East Asia

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The article explores Joseph Conrad's 'passion for maps'. It begins with 'Heart of Darkness' and Conrad's essay 'Geography and Some Explorers', where he expresses this passion. It considers Conrad's professional experience of mapping as a ship's officer. It discusses 'The End of the Tether' and Conrad's ,Malay Fiction in relation to cartography and the partiality and provisionality of maps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-57
Number of pages24
JournalThe Conradian
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Joseph Conrad
  • maps
  • cartography
  • Heart of Darkness
  • 'Geography and Some Explorers'
  • 'The End of the Tether'
  • South-east Asia
  • Australia

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