Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 72
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : 0486264645
ISBN 13 : 9780486264646
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 163
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9780791098257
ISBN 13 : 0791098257
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Presents a collection of critical essays about Conrad's famous novel, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness
Author : Gene M. Moore
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 279
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 9780195159967
ISBN 13 : 0195159969
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness Book Description:

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.

Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Heart of Darkness and Other Stories
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages : 219
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : 1853262404
ISBN 13 : 9781853262401
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness and Other Stories Book Description:

Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, 'Heart of Darkness' is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations.

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2008-05-08
ISBN 10 : 0191582743
ISBN 13 : 9780191582745
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales Book Description:

HEART OF DARKNESS * AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS * KARAIN * YOUTH The finest of all Conrad's tales, 'Heart of Darkness' is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr Kurtz. What he sees on his journey, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz, horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad at his most intense and sophisticated. The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. This revised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Heart of Darkness With The Congo Diary

Heart of Darkness  With  The Congo Diary
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 166
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : 0140186522
ISBN 13 : 9780140186529
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness With The Congo Diary Book Description:

A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo, in an effort to rob the natives of their irovy.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author : Ross C. Murfin
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages : 315
Release : 1996-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9781349140169
ISBN 13 : 1349140163
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Now in its second edition, this popular case-study of Conrad's classic short novel reprints an authoritative text together with five essays (four of which are newly-commissioned or revised) written from a range of contemporary critical perspectives.

Heart of Darkness 1902

Heart of Darkness  1902
Author : Joseph Conrad
Publisher :
Total Pages : 56
Release : 2019-10-13
ISBN 10 : 169953697X
ISBN 13 : 9781699536971
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness 1902 Book Description:

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad about a narrated voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the Heart of Africa.Charles Marlow, the narrator, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between what Conrad calls "the greatest town on earth", London, and Africa as places of darkness.Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between "civilised people" and those described as "savages"; Heart of Darkness raises questions about imperialism and racism

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author : Teratak Publishing
Publisher :
Total Pages : 126
Release : 2020-02
ISBN 10 : 9798607731519
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a real classic. You should grab it and read it to experience it yourself. Here's a simple plot to Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad As a child, Marlow had been fascinated by "the blank spaces" on maps, particularly by the biggest, which by the time he had grown up was no longer blank but turned into "a place of darkness". Yet there remained a big river, "resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country and its tail lost in the depths of the land". The image of this river on the map fascinated Marlow "as a snake would a bird". Feeling as though "instead of going to the centre of a continent I were about to set off for the centre of the earth", Marlow takes passage on a French steamer bound for the African coast and then into the interior. After more than thirty days the ship anchors off the seat of government near the mouth of the big river. Marlow, with still some two hundred miles to go, takes passage on a little sea-going steamer captained by a Swede. He departs some thirty miles up the river where his company's station is. Work on the railway is going on, involving removal of rocks with explosives. Marlow enters a narrow ravine to stroll in the shade under the trees, and finds himself in "the gloomy circle of some Inferno" the place is full of diseased Africans who worked on the railroad and now await their deaths, their sickened bodies already as thin as air. Marlow witnesses the scene "horror-struck". Marlow has to wait for ten days in the company's Outer Station, where he sleeps in a hut. At this station, which strikes Marlow as a scene of devastation, he meets the company's impeccably dressed chief accountant who tells him of a Mr. Kurtz, who is in charge of a very important trading-post, and a widely respected, first-class agent, a "'very remarkable person'" who "'Sends in as much ivory as all the others put together'". The agent predicts that Kurtz will go very far: "'He will be a somebody in the Administration before long. They, above-the Council in Europe, you know-mean him to be'". Marlow departs with a caravan of sixty men to travel on foot about 200 miles (320 km) into the wilderness to the Central Station, where the steamboat that he is to captain is based. On the fifteenth day of his march, he arrives at the station, which has some twenty employees and is shocked to learn from a fellow European that his steamboat had been wrecked in a mysterious accident two days earlier. He meets the general manager, who informs him that he could wait no longer for Marlow to arrive, because the up-river stations had to be relieved and tells a rumour that one important station is in jeopardy because its chief, the exceptional Mr. Kurtz, is ill. "Hang Kurtz", Marlow thinks, irritated. He fishes his boat out of the river and is occupied with its repair for some months, during which a sudden fire destroys a grass shed full of materials used to trade with the natives. While one of the natives is tortured for allegedly causing the fire, Marlow is invited in the room of the station's brick-maker, a man who spent a year waiting for material to make bricks. Marlow gets the impression the man wants to pump him and is curious to know what kind of information he is after. Hanging on the wall is "a small sketch in oils, on a panel, representing a woman draped and blindfolded carrying a lighted torch". Marlow is fascinated with the sinister effect of the torchlight upon the woman's face, and... .... ... ... Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad   s Heart of Darkness
Author : Mohit Kumar Ray
Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 8126904712
ISBN 13 : 9788126904716
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness Book Description:

Hastily Written In Pencil And Serialized In Blackwood S Magazine In 1899 As The Heart Of Darkness , And Later Published In Book Form In 1902, As Heart Of Darkness, The Sibylline Charm Of The Novel Has Established It As One Of The Most Important Canonical Texts Of British Literature. Critics Have Seen The Book As An Angry Document On Absurd And Brutal Exploitation (Guerard), Probably The Greatest Short Novel In English (Karl), An Annunciation Of The Savage God (Cox), An Adventure Story, An Early Instance Of Modern Fiction, An Existential Novel, And An Early Specimen Of New Historicism. The Novel Turns On A Double Paradox (Hillis Miller), And Addresses Itself Simultaneously To Europe S Exploitation Of Africa, The Primeval Human Situation, An Archaic Aspect Of The Mind S Structure And A Condition Of Moral Baseness (Parry). But At The Same Time The Novel Has Elicited An Angry Reaction From Chinua Achebe Who Calls Conrad, A Bloody Racist. The Present Study, One In The Series Of Atlantic Critical Studies, Attempts To Make A Close Reading Of The Novel, And Examines Its Various Aspects With Lucidity And Profundity, Never Losing, However, The Touch With The Reality Of The Academic Needs Of The Students Of English Literature.