Sexuality and the Erotic in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad
Awarded third place for The Adam Gillon Book Award in Conrad Studies 2009
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The first sub - head in the column reads : ' Betrayed by Hands ' , and reports that
the landlady was suspicious that the young ... dined ' we saw that her hands were
beautiful and white , with well - kept nails - a woman ' s hand quite obviously ' .
I extended my hand to him warmly and he seemed surprised , but did respond
heartily enough in the end , with a faint smile of superior knowledge which cut my
thanks short as if with a knife . I don ' t think that more than one word came out .
In ' A Smile of Fortune ' the narrator - captain makes reference to Alice ' s '
generous , fine , somewhat masculine hand ... had in it something masculine : the
knees apart in the ample wrapper , the clasped hands hanging between them ,
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Closeted characters and cloistered critics in Il Conde
The exotic and the erotic in An Outcast of the Islands
The erotics of cruelty in A Smile of Fortune
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