Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction

Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction

Paperback - 2003
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RHeart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RJoseph Conrad&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&ROne of the most haunting stories ever written, &&LB&&RJoseph Conrad&&L/B&&R''s &&LI&&RHeart of Darkness&&L/I&&R follows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is a horror beyond imagining. Heart of Darkness is widely regarded as a masterpiece for its vivid study of human nature and the greed and ruthlessness of imperialism. &&LP&&RThis collection also includes three of Conrad''s finest short stories: "Youth," the author''s largely autobiographical tale of a young man''s ill-fated sea voyage, in which Marlow makes his first appearance, "The Secret Sharer," and "Amy Forster." &&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RFeatures a map of the Congo Free State.&&L/B&&R&&LBR&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RA. Michael Matin&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is a professor in the English Department of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He has published articles on various twentieth-century British and postcolonial writers. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003
ISBN: 9781593080211
1593080212
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: lv, 261 pages : map ; 18 cm
Contents: The world of Joseph Conrad
Introduction
A note on the texts
Author's note
Youth
Heart of darkness
Amy Foster
The secret sharer
Endnotes
Inspired by Heart of darkness
Comments and questions
For further reading
Additional Contributors: Matin, A. Michael

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