Heart of darkness: authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
A masterpiece of twentieth-century writing, Heart of Darkness exposes the tenuous fabric that holds "civilization" together and the brutal horror at the center of European colonialism. Conrad's crowning achievement recounts Marlow's physical and psychological journey deep into the heart of the Belgian Congo in search of the mysterious trader Kurtz.
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|Grouping Author||conrad joseph|
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|auth_author2||Armstrong, Paul B., 1949-|
|author||Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924,|
Armstrong, Paul B.,1949-
Armstrong, Paul B.,1949-editor.|Editor
Central Adult Nonfiction
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
|display_description||"Heart of Darkness follows the story of Charlie Marlow's time working on the Congo River. In his attempts to aid Mr. Kurtz, the chief of the Inner Station, Marlow is confronted with the cruel realities of European imperialism in Africa. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1902 English first book publication. The text comes paired with explanatory footnotes, illustrations and photographs, and an introduction by the editor. "Backgrounds and Contexts" explores the wide range of historical attitudes that influenced the text, including essays on imperialism and the Congo, Nineteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Race, Conrad in the Congo, and The Author on Art and Literature. "Criticism" examines a wide range of critical responses to the novella, which span from Conrad's peers up until the twenty-first century. Essays from Chinua Achebe, Jeremy Hawthorn, Hunt Hawkins, Ian Watts, J. Hillis Miller, and others have been carried over from the previous edition. These classic essays are further supported by new material from Benita Parry, Susan Jones, Richard J. Ruppel, Adriana Cavarero, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, Urmila Seshagirl, and Nidesh Lawtoo. The collection of essays on film adaptations of the novella has been completely revised to include essays by Robert L. Carringer, Seymour Chatman, and Pamela Demory. A Chronology and revised Selected Bibliography are also included."--|
823 CONRA 2005 4th ed.
823 CONRA 2017 5th ed.
Arlington Public Library
Connection Crystal City
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Conrad, Joseph, -- 1857-1924 -- Film adaptations
Conrad, Joseph, -- 1857-1924. -- Heart of darkness
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|title_display||Heart of darkness : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism|
Heart of darkness : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism / Joseph Conrad ; edited by Paul B. Armstrong
Heart of darkness : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism / Joseph Conrad ; edited by Paul B. Armstrong, Brown University
|title_short||Heart of darkness :|
|title_sub||authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism|