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Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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Heart of Darkness tells the story of Marlow as he travels upriver in central Africa to find Kurtz, an ivory agent as consumed by the horror of human life as he is by physical illness.'

Heart of Darkness Summary

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The story of Marlow travelling upriver in central Africa to find Kurtz, an ivory agent as consumed by the horror of human life as he is by physical illness, has long been considered a classic, and continues to be widely read and studied.

This edition, edited by one of the leading figures in `the Conrad controversy,' includes an introduction and explanatory notes, as well as a fascinating variety of contemporary documents that help to set this extraordinary work in the context of the period from which it emerged. The introduction and bibliography have been updated, and two new appendices have been added; the second of these is a selection of Alice Harris's extraordinary but little-known photographs documenting the horrors of colonialism in turn-of-the-century Congo.

Heart of Darkness Reviews

"Goonetilleke's edition does much to restore the context [in which Conrad was writing] and begins with a helpful summary of Congo history. The edition contains excerpts from some of the best writers in English on conditions in the Congo Free State." - The Times Literary Supplement

"This edition offers a bold and intelligent introduction to the book's aesthetic and philosophical challenges, gives an excitingly useful chronology of the Congo with excerpts from Congo exploration literature, and deftly anticipates issues that discussion of the text will raise." - David Leon Higdon, Conradiana

"Evenhanded ... it connects Conrad palpably to the European colonization of the continent." - Harper's Magazine

"[This edition is] far better than anything else on the market today." - Craig Keating, Langara College

About Joseph Conrad

D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke is a professor of English at the University of Kelanyia, Sri Lanka, and a former Chair of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. His other books include Joseph Conrad: Beyond Culture and Background (St. Martin's Press, 1991), and Salman Rushdie (St. Martin's Press, 1998).

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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