Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether by Joseph ConradYouth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad

Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether

byJoseph ConradEditorOwen Knowles

Hardcover | November 22, 2010

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'Youth', Heart of Darkness and 'The End of the Tether' make up Conrad's most celebrated collection of short narratives. Heart of Darkness forms its somber centerpiece: set in the Congo of the 1890s, this haunting and widely influential Modernist masterpiece explores the limits of human experience as well as the nightmarish realities and consequences of imperialism. The Cambridge edition presents this trio of stories and Conrad's preface to the collection in forms more authoritative than any so far published. The introduction situates the stories in Conrad's publishing career, traces their sources and surveys contemporary reception. The edition includes detailed explanatory and contextual notes, a glossary of nautical terms, maps and illustrations. A textual essay and comprehensive apparatus reveal the history of each story's composition, revision and publication. This volume will allow scholars to see these familiar stories in a fresh light, by returning to Conrad's original texts.
Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at ...
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Title:Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the TetherFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.38 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521197996

ISBN - 13:9780521197991

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Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Chronology; Introduction; 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, 'The End of the Tether'; Explanatory notes; Glossary of nautical terms; The texts: an essay; Textual apparatus; Textual notes; Appendix A. Manuscript pagination: 'Youth' and Heart of Darkness; Appendix B. Blackwood's Memorandum of Agreement for the Youth Volume.