Heart of Darkness (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 4

Heart of Darkness (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 4

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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.… See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393926361
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/13/2005
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
39,175
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts3
The Complete Text17
A Critical History of Heart of Darkness99
Reader-Response Criticism and Heart of Darkness115
A Reader-Response Perspective: Heart of Darkness and the Politics of Displacement131
Feminist and Gender Criticism and Heart of Darkness148
A Feminist and Gender Perspective: "Too Beautiful Altogether": Ideologies of Gender and Empire in Heart of Darkness169
Deconstruction and Heart of Darkness185
A Deconstructive Perspective: Heart of Darkness Revisited206
The New Historicism and Heart of Darkness221
A New Historicist Perspective: Preserving and Keeping Order by Killing Time in Heart of Darkness239
Cultural Criticism and Heart of Darkness258
A Cultural Perspective: Heart of Darkness: Anti-Imperialism, Racism, or Impressionism?277
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms299
About the Contributors313

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