OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Heart of Darkness and Other Tales (Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780199536016

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,089
Author: 
Joseph Conrad; Cedric Watts, M.A.
Pages
272 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
128 x 196 mm
Pub date
May 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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  • Attractive new setting using English first edition text for this outsanding edition by acclaimed Conrad scholar Cedric Watts
  • Features new chronology and bibliography
  • A unique combination of Conrad's stories
  • Includes glossary of nautical terms, and a map of the Congo river

   
HEART OF DARKNESS * AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS * KARAIN * YOUTH
  
The finest of all Conrad's tales, 'Heart of Darkness' is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr Kurtz. What he sees on his journey, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz, horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad at his most intense and sophisticated.
   
The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. This revised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography. 

Index: 

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Joseph Conrad
Map: The River Congo 

An Outpost of Progress
Karain: A Memory
Youth: A Narrative
Heart of Darkness

   
Extract from the 'Author's Note' (1917)
Explanatory Notes
Glosary

About the author: 

Joseph Conrad
Edited by Cedric Watts, Professor of English, University of Sussex
  
Cedric Watts is an authority on Conrad and the author of numerous books and articles on Conrad including Joseph Conrad: A Literary Life (1989), A Preface to Conrad (2nd edn 1993), and Joseph Conrad (1994). For OWC he has edited Typhoon and Other Tales and other Conrad books for other publishers, most recently Lord Jim for Broadview Press.

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