The book explores the full range of Conrad's novels in terms of incidents of betrayal as means of negotiating ideas about identity. The book uses a Laingian analysis of the self and identity. The book also argues against the 'achievement and decline' model and makes a case for the serious study of Conrad's early and late fiction.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
Number of pages326
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Joseph Conrad
  • Betrayal
  • Identity
  • R.D. Laing

Cite this