Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

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Overview

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 broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199536016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 87,655
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

About The Author
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 other publishers,
most recently Lord Jim for Broadview Press.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

Education:

Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

Table of Contents

General Editor's PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Joseph ConradMap: The River CongoAN OUTPOST OF PROGRESSKARAIN: A MEMORYYOUTH: A NARRATIVEHEART OF DARKNESSExtract from the 'Author's Note' (1917)Explanatory NotesGlossary
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