Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - 225 pagine
HEART OF DARKNESS*AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS*KARAIN*YOUTHThe 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 firstedition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography.
 

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With only 84 pages this is very much a novella, rather than a novel, but into those 84 pages Conrad fits such a lot. There is more to think or argue about in these few pages than in most books that ... Leggi recensione completa

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I read HoD in high school, and mainly remembered that my teacher went to great lengths to make us understand the absurdity of all existence etc etc... Then I talked about it in college, and mainly ... Leggi recensione completa

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General Editors Preface
i
Acknowledgements
iv
Introduction
v
Note on the Text
xxiii
Select Bibliography
xxvi
A Chronology of Joseph Conrad
xxxi
The River Congo
xxxix
AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS
xli
A MEMORY
21
A NARRATIVE
64
HEART OF DARKNESS
96
Extract from the Authors Note 1917
183
Explanatory Notes
185
Glossary
213
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (2002)

Cedric Watts is an authority on Conrad and the author of numerous books and articles on Conrad including Joseph Conrad: A Literary Life (1989), A Preface to Conrad (2nd edn 1993), and Joseph Conrad (1994). For OWC he has edited Typhoon and Other Tales and other Conrad books for otherpublishers, most recently Lord Jim for Broadview Press.

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