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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Paperback, 2006)

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (A Norton Critical Edition)

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.


Format: Paperback | 514 pages

Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 12.9  x 2.8 | 516g

Publication Date: 10 Feb 2006

Publisher: WW Norton & Company 

Publication City/Country: New York, United States

Language: English

Illustrations note: b&w illustrations/maps

Edition Number: 4

ISBN10: 0393264866

ISBN13: 9780393264869


Condition: Very Good

A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very, very minor scuff marks and scratches. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.