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Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
Author: Joseph Conrad
ISBN 13: 9780312114916
ISBN 10: 312114915
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 1996-02-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 315
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Written several years after Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz.


Presents the novel along with essays from five critical perspectives: reader-response, feminist and gender, deconstruction, the new historicism, and cultural criticism. Each essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective. The text and essays are complemented by an introduction providing biographical and historical contexts for Conrad and the novel.