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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Conrad's magnificent novel of politics, passions, and the thrall of silver confused reviewers in 1904 with its scope and structure, but is now recognised as his greatest work, unprecedented in English Literature in both its design and its treatment of revolution and exotic landscape. This day-course looks at Conrad's handling of narrative, character, and symbol, and how they cohere to shape his epic masterpiece.

Please note: It is essential to have read the novel before the course. The World’s Classics or Penguin editions (also available as etexts) are strongly recommended.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

20 Nov 2016

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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