Heart of Darkness

Author: Hena Maes-Jelinek

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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Page: 112

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Building on the formula of York Notes, this Advanced series introduces students to more sophisticated analysis and wider critical perspectives. The notes enable students to appreciate contrasting interpretations of the text and to develop their own critical thinking. Key features include: study methods; an introduction to the text; summaries with critical notes; themes and techniques; textual analysis of key passages; author biography; historical and literary background; modern and historical critical approaches; chronology; and glossary of literary terms.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 163

View: 335

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

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Author: Gene M. Moore

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 836

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.
Fiction

Essays on Conrad

Author: Ian Watt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

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.
Fiction

Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

View: 592

"Previous editions edited by Robert Kimbrough."
Biography & Autobiography

Joseph Conrad

Author: Jeffrey Meyers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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

Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Ian Watt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 375

View: 724

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
Literary Criticism

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 530

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