'The Rover' and Conrad's Returns

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'The Rover' is the story of a sailor's return home after a life-time at sea. This essay considers Conrad's accounts of his return visits to Poland in 1890 and 1914 in 'A Personal Record' and 'Poland Revisited' respectively. In the latter, he presents himself as an example of transcultural belonging. This idea i then used to explore the narrative of 'The Rover' and its negotiation of complex affiliations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalConrad Studies (Japan)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


  • Joseph Conrad
  • The Rover
  • A Personal Record
  • Poland Revisited
  • mysteries
  • secrets
  • perspectives
  • memories
  • stranger
  • transcultural belonging
  • estrangement
  • transnational
  • French Revolution
  • trauma
  • damaged women
  • ghosts
  • hauntings
  • revenants

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