Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Conrad's Heart of Darkness

by Allan Simmons
     
 

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Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness (1902), is a central text in the flowering of Modernist literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and one of the most important literary works of the twentieth century. This guide provides an invaluable introduction to reading Conrad's Heart of Darkness and includes a survey of its influence in arts as

Overview

Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness (1902), is a central text in the flowering of Modernist literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and one of the most important literary works of the twentieth century. This guide provides an invaluable introduction to reading Conrad's Heart of Darkness and includes a survey of its influence in arts as diverse as music, cinema, travelogue and fiction. This introduction to the text is the ideal companion to study, offering guidance on: Literary and historical context, Language, style and form, Reading-the text, Critical reception and publishing history, Adaptation and interpretation.

About the Author:
Allan Simmons is Reader in English Literature at St. Mary's College, Strawberry Hill

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Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” —J.G. Peters, University of North Texas
University of North Texas J.G. Peters

Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826489340
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Reader's Guides Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Allan Simmons is Reader in English Literature at St. Mary's College, London. He is the General Editor of The Conradian, journal of the Joseph Conrad Society UK, and his many publications on the life and works of Joseph Conrad include Joseph Conrad (Palgrave 2006) and Lord Jim (Penguin 2007).

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