Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 84
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780486264646
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

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.

Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2014-06-06
ISBN: 3736815255
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Book Excerpt:

The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide. The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness. The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into a mournful gloom, brooding motionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth.

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-08-05
ISBN: 1440637237
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer Book Excerpt:

In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro

Colonial and Postcolonial Rewritings of Heart of Darkness

Colonial and Postcolonial Rewritings of  Heart of Darkness
Author: Regelind Farn
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1581122896
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial and Postcolonial Rewritings of Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Joseph Conrad's novella "Heart of Darkness" (1899) is taught and read all over the world. Everywhere, novelists and travel writers respond to it in their own creative work. I discuss 30 responses, or rewritings, from Africa, India, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and the US. Their perspectives include those of groups who identify with Conrad's Europeans and groups who feel close to his Africans, and increasingly those of groups who situate themselves between these two extremes in various ways. I identify world-wide developments as well as themes, strategies and paradigm shifts that correlate with different geopolitical situations. Rewriters address the contribution Conrad has made to the identities of his very different readers, and the patterns he has suggested for encounters. In ever more intense dialogues, people from all backgrounds work through images of themselves and of each other. However, like Conrad's narrator, they also become aware of limits of language and communication. Rewriters act as rereaders of the many layers of meaning in "Heart of Darkness," and thus imply that the reader's experience is as important as the author's. This approach is increasingly developing into a use of discourse-analytical methods in non-theoretical texts. Rewritings can bring "Heart of Darkness" close to the readers' lives. Rewriters champion processes of highly personal learning and unlearning as well as political and social approaches, and can thus help readers rework their own cultural backgrounds. Accordingly, I both use close-reading methods and take into account political and didactic intentions. In conclusion, I recommend reading "Heart of Darkness" together with one or more of its rewritings, and outline some ideas for teaching such combinations. After comprehensive introductions to "Heart of Darkness" and to the theory of rewritings, I discuss works by the following authors in a convenient handbook format: Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer), Leonard Woolf, W. Somerset Maugham, Andre Gide, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Graham Greene, Charlotte Jay, Patrick White, Chinua Achebe, Wilson Harris, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Tayeb Salih, Arun Joshi, J.M. Coetzee, V.S. Naipaul, Robert Silverberg, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, Marlene NourbeSe Philip, David Malouf, Mineke Schipper, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Urs Widmer, Redmond O'Hanlon, Arundhati Roy, Barbara Kingsolver and Jeffrey Tayler.

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adventure stories, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales Book Excerpt:

Set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, Joseph Conrad's ÔHeart of Darkness' tells the story of Marlow's journey up the Congo River to meet the remarkable Mr. Kurtz. It reveals Conrad at the height of his powers as a writer of great vividness, intensity, and sophistication. ÔAn Outpost of Progress' is also set in central Africa and offers a fiercely sardonic view of European imperialism. ÔKarain', with its Malaysian setting, questions conventional ideas of the contrasts between races. ÔYouth' is a largely autobiographical account of an ill-fated voyage in which Marlow makes his first appearance. The four tales variously appraise the glamour, folly and rapacity of imperial adventure. Intro. and Notes by Cedric Watts. Biblio. Chronology. Glossary.

Heart of Darkness Fifth International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions

Heart of Darkness  Fifth International Student Edition   Norton Critical Editions
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN: 0393623432
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Fifth International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions Book Excerpt:

“This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students have become intensely interested in reading Conrad—largely because of this excellent work.” —Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State University This Norton Critical Edition includes: - A newly edited text based on the first English book edition (1902), the last version to which Conrad is known to have actively contributed. “Textual History and Editing Principles” provides an overview of the textual controversies and ambiguities perpetually surrounding Heart of Darkness. - Background and source materials on colonialism and the Congo, nineteenth-century attitudes toward race, Conrad in the Congo, and Conrad on art and literature. - Fifteen illustrations. - Seven contemporary responses to the novella along with eighteen essays in criticism—ten of them new to the Fifth Edition, including an entirely new subsection on film adaptations of Heart of Darkness. - A Chronology and an updated Selected Bibliography.

Heart of Darkness Fourth International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions

Heart of Darkness  Fourth International Student Edition   Norton Critical Editions
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN: 0393614719
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Fourth International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions Book Excerpt:

The Fourth Edition is again based on Robert Kimbrough’s meticulously re-edited text. Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordance with Conrad’s style. The result is the first published version of Heart of Darkness that allows readers to hear Marlow’s voice as Conrad heard it when he wrote the story. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with a generous collection of maps and photographs that bring the Belgian Congo to life. Textual materials, topically arranged, address nineteenth-century views of imperialism and racism and include autobiographical writings by Conrad on his life in the Congo. New to the Fourth Edition is an excerpt from Adam Hochschild’s recent book, King Leopold’s Ghost, as well as writings on race by Hegel, Darwin, and Galton. "Criticism" includes a wealth of new materials, including nine contemporary reviews and assessments of Conrad and Heart of Darkness and twelve recent essays by Chinua Achebe, Peter Brooks, Daphne Erdinast-Vulcan, Edward Said, and Paul B. Armstrong, among others. Also new to this edition is a section of writings on the connections between Heart of Darkness and the film Apocalypse Now by Louis K. Greiff, Margot Norris, and Lynda J. Dryden. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

The casebook assembles historical and theoretical materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of Joseph Conrad's best-known and most controversial work, with texts by Conrad himself, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Max Beerbohm, and distinguished scholars such as Zdzislaw Najder and Ian Watt.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9788899279349
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

At the Heart of Darkness

At the Heart of Darkness
Author: Matthew William Craig
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Toward the heart of darkness Benjamin Franklin s satires

Toward the heart of darkness  Benjamin Franklin s satires
Author: Linda Kay Bates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward the heart of darkness Benjamin Franklin s satires Book Excerpt:

Structures of Heart of Darkness

Structures of Heart of Darkness
Author: Sibyl Chafer Jacobson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 508
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures of Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
Author: Robert Kimbrough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling Heart of Darkness The Man who Would be King and Other Works on Empire

Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling  Heart of Darkness   The Man who Would be King  and Other Works on Empire
Author: Joseph Conrad,Rudyard Kipling
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling Heart of Darkness The Man who Would be King and Other Works on Empire Book Excerpt:

From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Heart of Darkness, The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire shows the literary and historical context within which-and against which-both Conrad and Kipling wrote their masterpieces. These works have deeply influenced later writings that deal with the ambitions, complexities, and failures of imperial projects of cultural influence and political control. English, American, South Asian, and African authors from Saul Bellow to Salman Rushdie have worked with and against the models pioneered by Conrad and Kipling in the late Victorian era; their revolutionary impact is illuminated in this text. Handsomely produced and affordably priced, Longman Cultural Editions consist of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, supplemented by helpful annotations, accompanied by a table of significant dates and a guide for further study, then followed by contextual materials that reveal the conversations and controversies of its historical moment. See all the Longman Cultural Editions at www.ablongman.com/longmanculturaleditions.

The Heart of Darkness

The Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: Everyman Paperback
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1995-02-02
ISBN: 9780460874779
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Did he live his life through in every detail of desire, temptation and surrender during that supreme moment of complete knowledge? He cried whisperingly at some image at some vision,–he cried twice, with a cry that was no more than a breath– "The horror! The Horror!" Charles Marlow's journey into the heart of Africa is odyssey into corruption, absurdity the Africans and conspiring against each other; he voyages upstream on a paddle–steamer that comes under lethal attack; and he encounters the great idealist, Mr. Kurtz, the genius who seemed to represent the best Europe. But Mr. Kurtz has 'taken a high seat among the devils of the land,' and Marlow returns to Europe bearing the burden of appalling knowledge, forced to make his 'choice of nightmares.' Conrad's critical tale of self inspired the far-reaching film Apocalypse Now as well as generations of critical discussion. A comprehensive paperback edition, with introduction notes, selected criticism, text summary and chronology of Conrad's life and times

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Gary Adelman
Publsiher: Twayne Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Discusses the historical background, and critical reception of Joseph Conrad's novel and analyzes its symbolism

CliffsNotes on Conrad s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

CliffsNotes on Conrad s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
Author: Daniel Moran
Publsiher: Cliffs Notes
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2000-06-19
ISBN: 9780764585845
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Conrad s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer Book Excerpt:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, has succumbed to human weakness and evil, and has disintegrated into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is an allegorical examination of a timid man who struggles to stifle the more physical and dangerous part of himself. Eventually, he resolves this duality and becomes more daring — and, therefore, more complete. This concise supplement to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer helps you understand the overall structure of the novels, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Part-by-part summaries and commentaries Character maps that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays that provide expert insight on the novels' structure Review sections that test your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN: 3749428972
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide. The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness. The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into a mournful gloom, brooding motionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth...

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN: 0143106589
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism in a deluxe edition with a gripping cover by Hellboy artist Mike Mignola. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2009-10
ISBN: 9781449504748
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Excerpt:

Marlow, the story's narrator, tells his friends of an experience in the British Congo where he once ran a river steamer for a trading company. He tells of the ivory traders' cruel exploitation of the natives there. Chief among these is a greedy and treacherous European named Kurtz, a man who has used savagery to obtain semi-divine power over the natives. While Marlow tries to get Kurtz back down the river, Kurtz tries to justify his actions and motions, asserting that he has seen into the very heart of things.