Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook

February 26, 2004|
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook by Gene M. Moore
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Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad''s fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text, including Conrad''s own story "An Outpost of Progress," together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad''s oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are also represented, examining Conrad''s text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain''s experiences as a Mississippi pilot.
Gene M. Moore is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Amsterdam.
Title:Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook
Product dimensions:288 pages, 5.39 X 8.19 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 5.39 X 8.19 X 0.79 in
Published:February 26, 2004
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780195159967

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