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Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness : a casebook

A novella by Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad in which the sailor Charles Marlow tells his listeners the story of his assignment as steamer captain for a Belgian company in the African interior. The novel is widely regarded as a critique of European colonial rule in Africa, whilst also examining the themes of power dynamics and morality. Although Conrad does not name the river on which most of the narrative takes place, at the time of writing the Congo Free State, the location of the large and economically important Congo River, was a private colony of Belgium's King Leopold II. Marlow is given a text by Kurtz, an ivory trader working on a trading station far up the river, who has "gone native" and is the object of Marlow's expedition
Print Book, English, 2004
Oxford University Press, Oxford [England], 2004
Criticism, interpretation, etc
279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
9780195159950, 9780195159967, 0195159950, 0195159969
An outpost of progress / Joseph Conrad
Victorians and Africans: the genealogy of the myth of the dark continent / Patrick Brantlinger
From The crime of the Congo / Arthur Conan Doyle
Joseph Conrad's first cruise in the Nellie / G.F.W. Hope
To the end of the night / Zdzislaw Najder
The typescript of "The heart of darkness" / Marion Michael and Wilkes Berry
The feast, by J*s*eph C*nr*d / Max Beerbohm
Conrad's impressionism / Ian Watt
Narratological parallels in Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse now / Linda Costanza Cahir
The exclusion of the intended from secret sharing in Conrad's Heart of darkness / Nina Pelikan Straus
Heart of darkness revisited: the African response / Rino Zhuwarara
Jungle fever / David Denby
A chat with Joseph Conrad / Cyril Clemens