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Heart of Darkness (Paperback) (Joseph Conrad & Paul B. Armstrong)

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Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordance with Conrad’s style. The result is the first published version of Heart of Darkness that allows readers to hear Marlow’s voice as Conrad heard it when he wrote the story."Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with a generous collection of maps and photographs that bring the Belgian Congo to life. Textual materials, topically arranged, address nineteenth-century views of imperialism and racism and include autobiographical writings by Conrad on his life in the Congo. New to the Fourth Edition is an excerpt from Adam Hochschild’s recent book, King Leopold’s Ghost, as well as writings on race by Hegel, Darwin, and Galton."Criticism" includes a wealth of new materials, including nine contemporary reviews and assessments of Conrad and Heart of Darkness and twelve recent essays by Chinua Achebe, Peter Brooks, Daphne Erdinast-Vulcan, Edward Said, and Paul B. Armstrong, among others. Also new to this edition is a section of writings on the connections between Heart of Darkness and the film Apocalypse Now by Louis K. Greiff, Margot Norris, and Lynda J. Dryden.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Considered by many to be his greatest work, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has mesmerized readers and provided rich fodder for critics since its publication in 1899. This volume presents the text of the novel, along with a wealth of background information. These supplementary materials include dozens of essays dealing with such topics as imperialism and 19th-century attitudes toward race. These are followed by a representative selection of contemporary and recent criticism generated by the novel. The fourth edition features a new section on the connections between the novel and the film Apocalypse Now. Armstrong is Dean of the College and Professor of English at Brown U. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 514.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Africa
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Joseph Conrad & Paul B. Armstrong
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2005
TCIN: 13683942
UPC: 9780393926361
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-7446

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