Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a trip up the Congo river in 1890, increases vital questions about colonialism and narrative conception. This casebook includes fabrics proper to a deeper realizing of the origins and reception of this debatable textual content, together with Conrad's personal tale "An Outpost of Progress," including a little-known memoir via one among Conrad's oldest English acquaintances, a quick historical past of the Congo unfastened country via Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by way of Max Beerbohm. a variety of theoretical ways also are represented, interpreting Conrad's textual content by way of cultural, historic, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response feedback. the quantity concludes with an interview during which Conrad compares his adventures at the Congo with Mark Twain's reports as a Mississippi pilot.
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