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Hampson, Robert

Works: 86 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 4,763 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sea stories  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Sea fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Performer, Author of introduction, Collector, pre, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Hampson
Heart of darkness : with the Congo diary by Joseph Conrad( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo, in an effort to rob the natives of their irovy
Lord Jim : an authoritative text ... by Joseph Conrad( Book )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eponymous Jim is a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. He is, we are told, "the kind of fellow you would, on the strength of his looks, leave in charge of the deck." He also harbors romantic fantasies of adventure and heroism--which are promptly scuttled one night when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink. Acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster. The Patna, however, manages to stay afloat. The foundering vessel is towed into port--and since the officers have strategically vanished, Jim is left to stand trial for abandoning the ship and its 800 passengers
Joseph Conrad : betrayal and identity by Robert Hampson( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through attention to incidents of betrayal and self-betrayal in his fiction, this book traces the development of Conrad's conception of identity through the three phases of his career: the self in isolation, the self in society and the sexualized self. It shows how the early fiction negotiates the opposed dangers of the self-ideal and the surrender to passion; how the middle fiction tests the ideal code psychologically and ideologically; and how the late fiction probes sexuality and morbid psychology. It challenges the conventional construction of Conrad's career in terms of 'achievement and decline', and makes illuminating use of Laingian psychology
New British poetries : the scope of the possible( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-cultural encounters in Joseph Conrad's Malay fiction by Robert Hampson( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume focuses on cross-cultural encounters, cultural identity and cultural dislocation in this fiction, paying particular attention to issues of 'race' and gender. It also situates Conrad's writings about Malaysia in relation to earlier English accounts of the archipelago. It considers work by Mundy, Keppel, Wallace and Clifford, which Conrad had read, as well as exploring the discursive formation within which that work was produced. At the same time, it also indicates something of the region's history of cross-cultural encounters." "The book draws on new historicism, as well as postcolonial and postmodern theory, to explore the central problem that Conrad addressed in his fiction: how to represent another culture."--Jacket
Conrad's secrets by Robert Hampson( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores a range of knowledges which would have been familiar to Conrad and his original readers. Drawing on research into trade, policing, sexual and financial scandals, changing theories of trauma and contemporary war-crimes, it provides contexts for Conrad's fictions and produces original readings of his work
King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On board a ship bound for Natal, adventurer Allan Quatermain meets Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good. His new friends have set out to find Sir Henry's younger brother, who vanished while seeking King Solomon's legendary diamond mines in the African interior. By strange chance, Quatermain has a map to the mines, drawn in blood, and agrees to join the others on their perilous journey. The travellers face many dangers on their quest - the baking desert heat, the hostile lost tribe they discover and the evil 'wise woman' who holds the secret of the diamond mines."--Jacket
Frank O'Hara now : new essays on the New York poet( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank O'Hara's writing is central to any consideration of twentieth-century American poetry. This collection of essays, the first to be dedicated to O'Hara in nearly two decades, asks why O'Hara remains so important to twenty-first-century readers and writers of poetry. The book is transatlantic in tone, combining American scholarship with a wide sampling of British writers. For many, O'Hara's distinctive appeal depends on his witty depictions of urban experience, his relationship to the painters of Abstract Expressionism and the exhilarating immediacy of his poetic voice. Yet these chatty and approachable qualities coexist with testing engagement with currents in European and American modernism. Frank O'Hara Now offers a comprehensive picture of the poet, presenting, the conversational insouciance of the writing alongside it more intransigent features." -- Publisher's description
Ford Madox Ford's modernity( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ford Madox Ford's Modernity explores the relation between modern writing and modern experience. It examines how his prose registers the impact on society and the arts of new technologies, such as railways and telephones. It demonstrates how Ford's writing reflects, and elaborates, new conceptions of subjectivity, gender, nation and empire. And it establishes his contribution to the growing sense of crisis in the fields of history, epistemology, and representation. It includes essays by twenty leading Ford scholars on a wide range of his fiction and criticism, giving particular attention to The Good Soldier and to his responses to modern war."--Jacket
Ford Madox Ford : a reappraisal( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory : an island tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A la muerte de su padre, Axel Heyst, aristócrata sueco, soñador y solitario, se dedica a vagar por el mundo y acaba como gerente de una explotación minera en Samburan, una remota isla del archipiélago malayo. Aunque el proyecto fracasa, Axel decide permanecer con su criado Wang en la isla. Un día viaja a la vecina Surabaya, en la actual Indonesia, y allí conoce a Lena, que actúa con una "orquesta de señoritas" en un hotel de la isla. Schomberg, el propietario del hotel, un alemán racista y despótico, la acosa para que se convierta en su amante, y Lena huye con Axel a la paradisíaca Samburan. Contrariado y loco de celos, Schomberg ideará un plan para vengarse de ambos ..."--Lecturalia web site
Conrad and language by Katherine Isobel Baxter( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection examine Conrad's engagement with specific lexical sets and terminology - maritime language, the language of terror, and abstract language; issues of linguistic communication - speech, hearing, and writing; and his relationship to specific languages
Conrad and theory( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something of myself : for my friends known and unknown by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James famously said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. This book is the world famous autobiography that Kipling penned toward the end of his life and sheds much detail on his life, career, travels and influences
Assembled fugitives : selected poems 1973-1998 by Robert Hampson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feast of friends by Robert Hampson( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parade's end by Ford Madox Ford( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Em>Parade's End</em> is Ford's major achievement as a novelist. Christopher Tietjens' life is shattered by his wife's infidelities and overturned by the mud, blood and destruction of the First World War
False memory by Tony Lopez( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False Memory is a major political poem, written through the events of the 1990s, representing the damaged world that we know in all its violence and inequality. Focusing on public language rather than private experience, False Memory is a hilarious collage of all the specialized jargons and advertised slogans that situate us in the postmodern world
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Heart of darkness : with the Congo diary
Alternative Names
Hampson, R. G.

Hampson, R. G. 1948-

Hampson, R. G. (Robert Gavin)

Hampson, Robert.

Hampson, Robert Gavin

Hampson, Robert Gavin 1948-

English (188)

Lord Jim : an authoritative text ...Joseph Conrad : betrayal and identityNew British poetries : the scope of the possibleCross-cultural encounters in Joseph Conrad's Malay fictionKing Solomon's minesFrank O'Hara now : new essays on the New York poetFord Madox Ford's modernityVictory : an island tale