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The Resource Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Paul B. Armstrong

Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Paul B. Armstrong

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Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
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Heart of darkness
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an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
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Joseph Conrad ; edited by Paul B. Armstrong
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"More than a century after its publication (1899), Heart of Darkness remains an indisputably classic text and arguably Conrad's finest work." "This extensively revised Norton Critical Edition includes new materials that convey nineteenth-century attitudes toward imperialism as well as the concerns of Conrad's contemporaries about King Leopold's exploitation of his African domain. New to the Fourth Edition are excerpts from Adam Hochschild's recent book, King Leopold's Ghost, and from Sir Roger Casement's influential "Congo Report" on Lepold's atrocities. "Backgrounds and Contexts" also provides readers with a collection of photographs and a map that bring the Congo Free State to life." "A new section, "Nineteenth-Century Attitudes toward Race," includes writings by, among others, Hegel, Darwin, and Sir Francis Galton. New essays by Patrick Brantlinger, Marianna Torgovnick, Edward W. Said, Hunt Hawkins, Anthony Fothergill, and Paul Armstrong debate Chinua Achebe's controversial indictment of the novel's depiction of Africans and offer differing views about whether Conrad's beliefs about race were progressive or retrograde." "A rich selection of writings by Conrad on his life in the Congo is accompanied by extensive excerpts from his essays about art and literature. "Criticism" presents a wealth of new materials on Heart of Darkness, including contemporary responses by Henry James, E. M. Forster, Ford Madox Ford, and Virginia Woolf. Recent critical assessments by Peter Brooks, Jeremy Hawthorn, Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan, Andrew Michael Roberts, J. Hillis Miller, and Lissa Schneider cover a range of topics, from narrative theory to philosophy and sexuality. Also new to the Fourth Edition is a selection of writings on the connections between the novel and the film Apocalypse Now." "This Norton Critical Edition is again based on Robert Kimbrough's meticulously re-edited text of the novel. An expanded Textual Appendix allows the reader to follow Conrad's revisions at different stages of the creative process. A Chronology has been added, and the Selected Bibliography has been revised and updated. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
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1857-1924
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Conrad, Joseph
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fiction
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1949-
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Armstrong, Paul B.
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A Norton critical edition
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  • Europeans
  • Trading posts
  • Degeneration
  • Imperialism
  • Africa
  • Conrad, Joseph
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Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Paul B. Armstrong
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-514)
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Contents
  • Introduction
  • Text of Heart of Darkness
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Textual Appendix.
  • p. 78
  • Textual History and Editing Principles/
  • Robert Kimbrough
  • p. 79
  • Textual Variants.
  • p. 82
  • Backgrounds and Contexts
  • Imperialism and the Congo.
  • p. 99
  • Congo Free State (Tenth Edition, 1902)/
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • p. 99
  • [European Reaction to Leopold's Abuses] (Eleventh Edition, 1910)/
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • p. 113
  • [The Sacred Mission of Civilization]/
  • King Leopold II
  • p. 119
  • Open Letter to His Serene Majesty Leopold II/
  • George Washington Williams
  • p. 120
  • Congo Report/
  • Roger Casement
  • p. 131
  • [Property and Trade versus Forced Production]/
  • Edmund D. Morel
  • p. 160
  • Meeting Mr. Kurtz/
  • Adam Hochschild
  • p. 171
  • [Conrad, Casement, and the Congo Atrocities]/
  • Alan Simmons
  • p. 181
  • Illustrations.
  • p. 193
  • Nineteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Race.
  • p. 208
  • [The African Character]/
  • G. W. F. Hegel
  • p. 208
  • On the Races of Man/
  • Charles Darwin
  • p. 212
  • [Are Humans One Race or Many?]/
  • Alfred Russel Wallace
  • p. 218
  • Comparative Worth of Different Races/
  • Francis Galton
  • p. 224
  • [Social Progress and the Rivalry of the Races]/
  • Benjamin Kidd
  • p. 229
  • Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Empire/
  • Peter Edgerly Firchow
  • p. 233
  • Conrad in the Congo.
  • p. 242
  • [Imagining Africa]/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 242
  • Selected Letters En Route to the Congo/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 242
  • [Introduction to "The Congo Diary" and the "Up-river Book"]/
  • Zdzislaw Najder
  • p. 250
  • Congo Diary/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 253
  • Up-river Book/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 261
  • Selected Letters from Africa and After/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 263
  • Geography and Some Explorers/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 273
  • Author on Art and Literature.
  • p. 279
  • Preface to The Nigger of the "Narcissus"/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 279
  • Books/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 283
  • Henry James: An Appreciation/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 286
  • Preface to Youth/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 288
  • Preface to A Personal Record/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 290
  • Selected Letters/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 292
  • Criticism
  • Contemporary Responses.
  • p. 307
  • From Academy and Literature/
  • Edward Garnett
  • p. 307
  • From the Manchester Guardian/
  • Unsigned Review.
  • p. 309
  • From the Times Literary Supplement/
  • Unsigned Review.
  • p. 310
  • From the Athenaeum/
  • Unsigned Review.
  • p. 311
  • From the Speaker/
  • John Masefield
  • p. 312
  • New Novel/
  • Henry James, 1843-1916
  • p. 313
  • Joseph Conrad: A Note/
  • E. M. Forster
  • p. 314
  • Personal Remembrance/
  • Ford Madox Ford
  • p. 316
  • Joseph Conrad/
  • Virginia Woolf
  • p. 323
  • Essays in Criticism.
  • p. 326
  • Journey Within/
  • Albert Guerard
  • p. 326
  • Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness/
  • Chinua Achebe
  • p. 336
  • [Impressionism and Symbolism in Heart of Darkness]/
  • Ian Watt
  • p. 349
  • Heart of Darkness and Racism/
  • Hunt Hawkins
  • p. 365
  • Unreadable Report: Conrad's Heart of Darkness/
  • Peter Brooks
  • p. 376
  • [Imperialism, Impressionism, and the Politics of Style]/
  • Patrick Brantlinger
  • p. 386
  • [Primitivism and the African Woman in Heart of Darkness]/
  • Marianna Torgovnick
  • p. 396
  • Women of Heart of Darkness/
  • Jeremy Hawthorn
  • p. 405
  • Failure of Metaphysics/
  • Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan
  • p. 415
  • Two Visions in Heart of Darkness/
  • Edward W. Said
  • p. 422
  • [Reading, Race, and Representing Others]/
  • Paul B. Armstrong
  • p. 429
  • Cannibalising Traditions: Representation and Critique in Heart of Darkness/
  • Anthony Fothergill
  • p. 444
  • [Masculinity, Modernity, and Homosexual Desire]/
  • Andrew Michael Roberts
  • p. 455
  • Should We Read "Heart of Darkness"?/
  • J. Hillis Miller
  • p. 463
  • Iconography and the Feminine Ideal/
  • Lissa Schneider
  • p. 474
  • Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now.
  • p. 484
  • Conrad's Ethics and the Margins of Apocalypse Now/
  • Louis K. Greiff
  • p. 484
  • Modernism and Vietnam/
  • Margot Norris
  • p. 491
  • "To Boldly Go": Heart of Darkness and Popular Culture/
  • Lynda J. Dryden
  • p. 500
  • Joseph Conrad: A Chronology.
  • p. 507
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 511
Control code
l82005052325
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xix, 514 p.
Isbn
9780393926361
Lccn
2005052325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism, Joseph Conrad ; edited by Paul B. Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 511-514)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Text of Heart of Darkness
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Textual Appendix.
  • p. 78
  • Textual History and Editing Principles/
  • Robert Kimbrough
  • p. 79
  • Textual Variants.
  • p. 82
  • Backgrounds and Contexts
  • Imperialism and the Congo.
  • p. 99
  • Congo Free State (Tenth Edition, 1902)/
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • p. 99
  • [European Reaction to Leopold's Abuses] (Eleventh Edition, 1910)/
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • p. 113
  • [The Sacred Mission of Civilization]/
  • King Leopold II
  • p. 119
  • Open Letter to His Serene Majesty Leopold II/
  • George Washington Williams
  • p. 120
  • Congo Report/
  • Roger Casement
  • p. 131
  • [Property and Trade versus Forced Production]/
  • Edmund D. Morel
  • p. 160
  • Meeting Mr. Kurtz/
  • Adam Hochschild
  • p. 171
  • [Conrad, Casement, and the Congo Atrocities]/
  • Alan Simmons
  • p. 181
  • Illustrations.
  • p. 193
  • Nineteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Race.
  • p. 208
  • [The African Character]/
  • G. W. F. Hegel
  • p. 208
  • On the Races of Man/
  • Charles Darwin
  • p. 212
  • [Are Humans One Race or Many?]/
  • Alfred Russel Wallace
  • p. 218
  • Comparative Worth of Different Races/
  • Francis Galton
  • p. 224
  • [Social Progress and the Rivalry of the Races]/
  • Benjamin Kidd
  • p. 229
  • Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Empire/
  • Peter Edgerly Firchow
  • p. 233
  • Conrad in the Congo.
  • p. 242
  • [Imagining Africa]/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 242
  • Selected Letters En Route to the Congo/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 242
  • [Introduction to "The Congo Diary" and the "Up-river Book"]/
  • Zdzislaw Najder
  • p. 250
  • Congo Diary/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 253
  • Up-river Book/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 261
  • Selected Letters from Africa and After/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 263
  • Geography and Some Explorers/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 273
  • Author on Art and Literature.
  • p. 279
  • Preface to The Nigger of the "Narcissus"/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 279
  • Books/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 283
  • Henry James: An Appreciation/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 286
  • Preface to Youth/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 288
  • Preface to A Personal Record/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 290
  • Selected Letters/
  • Joseph Conrad
  • p. 292
  • Criticism
  • Contemporary Responses.
  • p. 307
  • From Academy and Literature/
  • Edward Garnett
  • p. 307
  • From the Manchester Guardian/
  • Unsigned Review.
  • p. 309
  • From the Times Literary Supplement/
  • Unsigned Review.
  • p. 310
  • From the Athenaeum/
  • Unsigned Review.
  • p. 311
  • From the Speaker/
  • John Masefield
  • p. 312
  • New Novel/
  • Henry James, 1843-1916
  • p. 313
  • Joseph Conrad: A Note/
  • E. M. Forster
  • p. 314
  • Personal Remembrance/
  • Ford Madox Ford
  • p. 316
  • Joseph Conrad/
  • Virginia Woolf
  • p. 323
  • Essays in Criticism.
  • p. 326
  • Journey Within/
  • Albert Guerard
  • p. 326
  • Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness/
  • Chinua Achebe
  • p. 336
  • [Impressionism and Symbolism in Heart of Darkness]/
  • Ian Watt
  • p. 349
  • Heart of Darkness and Racism/
  • Hunt Hawkins
  • p. 365
  • Unreadable Report: Conrad's Heart of Darkness/
  • Peter Brooks
  • p. 376
  • [Imperialism, Impressionism, and the Politics of Style]/
  • Patrick Brantlinger
  • p. 386
  • [Primitivism and the African Woman in Heart of Darkness]/
  • Marianna Torgovnick
  • p. 396
  • Women of Heart of Darkness/
  • Jeremy Hawthorn
  • p. 405
  • Failure of Metaphysics/
  • Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan
  • p. 415
  • Two Visions in Heart of Darkness/
  • Edward W. Said
  • p. 422
  • [Reading, Race, and Representing Others]/
  • Paul B. Armstrong
  • p. 429
  • Cannibalising Traditions: Representation and Critique in Heart of Darkness/
  • Anthony Fothergill
  • p. 444
  • [Masculinity, Modernity, and Homosexual Desire]/
  • Andrew Michael Roberts
  • p. 455
  • Should We Read "Heart of Darkness"?/
  • J. Hillis Miller
  • p. 463
  • Iconography and the Feminine Ideal/
  • Lissa Schneider
  • p. 474
  • Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now.
  • p. 484
  • Conrad's Ethics and the Margins of Apocalypse Now/
  • Louis K. Greiff
  • p. 484
  • Modernism and Vietnam/
  • Margot Norris
  • p. 491
  • "To Boldly Go": Heart of Darkness and Popular Culture/
  • Lynda J. Dryden
  • p. 500
  • Joseph Conrad: A Chronology.
  • p. 507
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 511
Control code
l82005052325
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xix, 514 p.
Isbn
9780393926361
Lccn
2005052325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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