Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness


Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098257

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 163

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

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

A Casebook


Author: Gene M. Moore

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195159969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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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.

Heart of Darkness

Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism


Author: Joseph Conrad,Paul B. Armstrong

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393926361

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

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"Previous editions edited by Robert Kimbrough."

Essays on Conrad


Author: Ian Watt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521783873

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Ian Watt (1917–99) has long been acknowledged as one of the finest of post-War literary critics. The Rise of the Novel (1957) is still the landmark account of the way in which realist fiction developed in the eighteenth century and Watt's work on Conrad has been enormously influential. Conrad in the Nineteenth Century (1979) was to have been followed by a volume addressing Conrad's later work, but the material for this long-awaited second volume remains in essay form. It is these essays, as Frank Kermode points out in his foreword, which form the nucleus of Essays on Conrad. Watt's own worldview, as well as his insight into Conrad's work, was shaped by his experiences as a prisoner of war on the River Kwai. His personal, and painfully moving, account of these experiences forms part of his famous essay 'The Bridge over the River Kwai as Myth' which completes this essential collection.

Joseph Conrad

A Biography


Author: Jeffrey Meyers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081541112X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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Celebrated biographer, Jeffrey Meyers recounts the contradictory, tormented life of Joseph Conrad.

Conrad in the Nineteenth Century


Author: Ian Watt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520044050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 375

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New scholarship concerning the life of the British novelist augments a critical study of Conrad's early literary development that examines his work in light of nineteenth-century social ethics and such movements as Romanticism and Symbolism

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad


Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107035309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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This volume offers both students and scholars a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in Conrad studies.