Geneva v. Saint Petersburg: Two Concepts of Literary Property and the Material Lives of Books in Under Western Eyes

Towheed, Shafquat (2007). Geneva v. Saint Petersburg: Two Concepts of Literary Property and the Material Lives of Books in Under Western Eyes. Book History, 10 pp. 169–191.

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Abstract

This article offers an entirely original analysis of Joseph Conrad's novel "Under Western Eyes" (1911) by examining the composition, production and consumption of the book from the perspective of the changing regime of international copyright law in the period. It explains the multiplicity of textual variants of the work through the exigency of different copyright laws, and offers a detailed examination of the circulation and consumption of reading material fictionally depicted within the novel.

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