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Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad
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The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide.The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness. The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into a mournful gloom, brooding motionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth...

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Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440637237
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro

The Historian's Heart of Darkness: Reading Conrad's Masterpiece as Social and Cultural History

By Mark D. Larabee
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440851077
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: the-historian-s-heart-of-darkness.pdf

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Fiction has tremendous power to portray historical truth—and to communicate history to audiences who may not otherwise attend to the subject. This book presents Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness to students and general readers as an insightful guide to the history of Europe and Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. • Presents a fresh perspective on Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness by presenting this fictional story as a crucial source of historical knowledge • Explains key background information for better understanding Heart of Darkness, such as how Conrad's life uniquely positioned him to chronicle social and cultural history; the colonial partitioning of Africa and the founding of the Congo Free State; and the ivory and rubber trades in the Congo and the atrocities ensuingfrom these lucrative industries • Provides the texts of both Heart of Darkness and Conrad's autobiographical "Congo Diary" along with more than 200 annotations that illuminate the links between the story and its contexts as well as identify how Conrad shaped historical facts for his fictional portrayal • Ideal for students taking classes on modern world history, European history, African history, British history, western civilization, European colonialism, exploration and empire, or imperialism

Heart of Darkness

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393635651
  • Total of Pages : 160
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Acclaimed cartoonist Peter Kuper delivers a powerful interpretation of Joseph Conrad's classic novella. Heart of Darkness has unsettled generations of readers with its haunting portrait of colonialism in Africa. Acclaimed illustrator Peter Kuper delivers a visually immersive and profound interpretation of this controversial classic, evoking the danger and suspense at the heart of this brutal story. Longtime admirers of the novella will appreciate his innovative interpretations, while new readers will discover a brilliant introduction to a canonical work of twentieth-century literature.

Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101613688
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
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In a novella which remains highly controversial to this day, Conrad explores the relations between Africa and Europe. On the surface, this is a horrifying tale of colonial exploitation. The narrator, Marlowe journeys on business deep into the heart of Africa. But there he encounters Kurtz, an idealist apparently crazed and depraved by his power over the natives, and the meeting prompts Marlowe to reflect on the darkness at the heart of all men. This short but complex and often ambiguous story, which has been the basis of several films and plays, continues to provoke interpretation and discussion. Heart of Darkness grew out of a journey Joseph Conrad took up the Congo River; the verisimilitude that the great novelist thereby brought to his most famous tale everywhere enhances its dense and shattering power. Apparently a sailor’s yarn, it is in fact a grim parody of the adventure story, in which the narrator, Marlow, travels deep into the heart of the Congo where he encounters the crazed idealist Kurtz and discovers that the relative values of the civilized and the primitive are not what they seem. Heart of Darkness is a model of economic storytelling, an indictment of the inner and outer turmoil caused by the European imperial misadventure, and a piercing account of the fragility of the human soul.

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

By Claudia Durst Johnson
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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 073776564X
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This compelling volume examines Joseph Conrad's life and writings, with a specific look at key ideas related to Heart of Darkness. The text discusses a variety of topics, including the evil pettiness behind colonial bureaucracy; facing colonialism's racial divide; the relationship between Victorian ethics, new science, and colonialism; and modern views of colonialism, including colonialism in North African countries and multinational corporate abuse in India.

The Portrayal of Women in Joseph Conrads "Heart Of Darkness"

By Johannes Viertel
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3668977143
  • Total of Pages : 13
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject English - History of Literature, Eras, grade: 1,7, University of Hildesheim (Institut für englische Sprache und Literatur), course: English Literature - Female Agency in the 20th century, language: English, abstract: This paper has the intention to display that the portrayal of women in Joseph Conrads "Heart of Darkness" is sexist and shows characteristic differences between the male and female gender in terms of intellect, dignity, power and character. The novella "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad has been discussed in depth by various students, professors and literature experts. Opinions vary widely in the racism debate, colonization / imperialism, and the representation of the female gender. For many it is a great piece of fiction and far ahead of its time. For others, the advocacy of slavery and imperialism as well as the oppression of women characterizes this novella.

Heart of Darkness (Legend Classics)

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Legend Press
  • Book Code : 1789559863
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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Part of the Legend Classics seriesNo, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence—that which makes its truth, its meaning—its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream—alone.Regarded as one of greatest English novels of the twentieth century, Heart of Darkness tracks the aftermath of a disturbing voyage up the Congo River.This provocative novel, inspired by Joseph Conrad's own experiences, touches on economic, social and political exploitation.Almost one-hundred years after publication, this timeless classic provided the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now.The Legend Classics series:Around the World in Eighty DaysThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Importance of Being EarnestAlice's Adventures in WonderlandThe MetamorphosisThe Railway ChildrenThe Hound of the BaskervillesFrankensteinWuthering HeightsThree Men in a BoatThe Time MachineLittle WomenAnne of Green GablesThe Jungle BookThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other StoriesDraculaA Study in ScarletLeaves of GrassThe Secret GardenThe War of the WorldsA Christmas CarolStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeHeart of DarknessThe Scarlet LetterThis Side of ParadiseOliver TwistThe Picture of Dorian GrayTreasure IslandThe Turn of the ScrewThe Adventures of Tom SawyerEmmaThe TrialA Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen PoeGrimm Fairy Tales

Conrad's Heart of Darkness

By John P. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Book Code : 1581124678
  • Total of Pages : 180
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This is a reader's guide to Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness as art, not as a page-turner but as art. As he has done with other works of Conrad, Anderson traces Conrad's art in a line-by-line analysis of most of this short novel. Anderson traces the unifying theme of the novel to Nietzsche's ideas in The Birth of Tragedy. Nietzsche interpreted ancient Greek tragedy as a reflection of Dionysian and Apollinian life experiencesof the Greek audience. Apollo was a Greek god of the higher orders of civilization and the civilized restraint and control that is necessary for getting along with others. Dionysus, on the other hand, was agod of nature and fertility and is associated with unrestrained, orgiastic worship. This author shows how Conrad used the contrast between the Apollinian and Dionysian to structure the form and content of the novel: how the contrast holds together the important artistic decisions made by Conrad; how Conrad midwived the rebirth of ancient Greek tragedy as the Congo tragedy-the rape of the Congo by Europeans in the late 19th century; and how this could have happened-how the psyches of the Europeans unraveled in the Congo jungle. In Conrad's rendition, the unrestrained competitive and hostile Dionysian life forces at the heart of nature not only power the teeming jungle but also lurk in the inherited instincts of mankind. The European search for ivory in the Congo brought these primitive instincts to the surface, out of their holes like serpents with venom of a mixture of desire and hate. The high ground of the novel is an irony-in the Congo clothes do not make the man. The European exploiters dressed in the very proper tropical whites are savage in behavior while naked man-eaters are restrained in behavior. As with Nietzsche before him, Conrad's approach anticipated central doctrines of Freud and Jung. Conrad's use of Nietzschean elements gives many modern readers a sense of dread or uneasiness, suggesting that the Nietzschean elements jostle important structures in our unconscious.

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

By Gene M. Moore
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195303695
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Book Short Summary:

Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text, including Conrad's own story "An Outpost of Progress," together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad's oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are also represented, examining Conrad's text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain's experiences as a Mississippi pilot.

Youth - Heart of Darkness - The End of the Tether

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528760352
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

This vintage book contains three short stories written by Joseph Conrad. These stories do not share the same narrative, but do share a theme: the stages of life. 'Youth' focuses on a young man’s first sea-voyage to the East; 'Heart of Darkness' concerns a particularly unenlightened maturity; and 'The end of the Tether' deals with the old age of an ex-military man. Conrad's masterful writing has influenced many important twentieth-century writers and artists, including T. S. Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, and Werner Herzog. This text is highly recommended for fans of Conrad’s seminal work, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. This antiquarian volume is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Youth: A Narrative (Includes Heart of Darkness)

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027234026
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

"Youth" is an autobiographical short story by Joseph Conrad. Written in 1898, it was first published in Blackwood's Magazine, and included as the first story in the 1902 volume Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories. This volume also includes Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether, stories concerned with the themes of maturity and old age, respectively. "Youth" depicts a young man's first journey to the East. It is narrated by Charles Marlow who is also the narrator of Lord Jim and Chance. The narrator's introduction suggests this is the first time, chronologically, the character Marlow appears in Conrad's works (the Author comments that he thinks Marlow spells his name this way). Similar to Joseph Conrad's better-known Heart of Darkness, Youth begins with a narrator describing five men drinking claret around a mahogany table. They are all veterans of the merchant navy. The main character, Marlow, tells the story of his first voyage to the East as second mate on board the Judea. The story is set twenty-two years earlier, when Marlow was 20. Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.

Heart of Darkness: The Illustrated Edition

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Book Code : 1935639676
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Fiction
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Following his massive—and massively successful—Moby Dick in Pictures, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an equally impressive, and no less harrowing, task: illustrating each page of Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. Kish’s rich, imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s original text and serve to illuminate Marlow’s journey into the heart of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis and argument, formally and thematically; it explores matters of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations add another layer, and another voice in the conversation. Heart of Darkness: The Illustrated Edition is an essential edition for fans and students of Conrad’s work, but is, above all, a piece of art all its own. Kish’s introduction lends context to his approach, details his relationship and struggle with Conrad’s work, and illuminates his own creative process. An index in the rear of the book catalogs the sentences and phrases that inspired each of the one hundred original pieces of art.

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

By D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134246714
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, has fascinated critics and readers alike, engaging them in highly controversial debate as it deals with fundamental issues of good and evil, civilisation, race, love and heroism. This classic tale transcends the boundaries of time and place and has inspired famous film and television adaptations emphasising the cultural significance and continued relevance of the book. This guide to Conrad’s captivating novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Heart of Darkness a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays on Heart of Darkness, by Ian Watt, Linda Dryden, Ruth Nadelhaft, J. Hillis Miller and Peter Brooks, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Heart of Darkness and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Conrad's text.

JOSEPH CONRAD: 9 Quintessential Books in One Collection

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027200830
  • Total of Pages : 2100
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels and Novellas: Heart of Darkness Lord Jim Victory: An Island Tale Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard The Shadow Line: A Confession The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Forecastle The Duel Under Western Eyes Memoirs, Letters and Articles A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes On Life And Letters Autocracy And War The Crime Of Partition A Note On The Polish Problem Poland Revisited First News Well Done Tradition Confidence Flight Some Reflections On The Loss Of The Titanic Certain Aspects Of The Admirable Inquiry Into The Loss Of The Titanic Protection Of Ocean Liners A Friendly Place On Red Badge of Courage Biography & Critical Essays Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad & The Athenæum by Arnold Bennett Joseph Conrad by Virginia WoolfJoseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature.

Heart of Darkness – Ed. Goonetilleke – Third Edition

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770487476
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The first incarnation of this Broadview edition of Heart of Darkness appeared in 1995, the second in 1999; both were widely acclaimed, and the Goonetilleke Heart of Darkness remained for many years one of Broadview’s best-selling titles. For the third edition the book has been completely revised and updated to take account of the scholarship of the most recent generation. The introduction has been extensively rewritten, and the appendices of contextual materials thoroughly overhauled. The two previous editions of the Goonetilleke Heart of Darkness included a substantial selection of documents on the history of Benin, ranging from excerpts taken from Olaudah Equiano’s eighteenth-century narrative to documents concerning the Benin massacre of 1897. Those documents concerning a neighboring Bantu society were included in large part because of the paucity of known late nineteenth-century documents concerning the Congo by black Africans—or indeed by black observers of any nationality. In place of those Benin-related materials, this new edition includes substantial excerpts from George Washington Williams’s Letter to Leopold II, as well as substantial excerpts from an extraordinary document not included in any other edition of Heart of Darkness (but discussed extensively in two ground-breaking twenty-first century works of scholarship, David Van Reybrouck’s Congo: The Epic History of a People and Maya Jasanoff’s The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World): the autobiography of Disasi Makulo. Makulo grew up near the shore of the Congo River in the 1880s and early 1890s, was enslaved by notorious ivory dealer Tippu Tip, and then was taken under the wing of Henry Morton Stanley. Makulo’s account—substantial excerpts of which are here translated into English for the first time—opens an unprecedented window on life in the equatorial forest of the Congo in the late nineteenth century.

Heart of Darkness: The Original Edition as published in "Youth: a Narrative, and Two Other Stories" (Includes the Author's Note + Youth: a Narrative + Heart of Darkness + The End of the Tether)

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074846482
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Heart of Darkness (Unabridged Deluxe Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Heart of Darkness (1899) is a classic of world literature. The book tells a story about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa. Marlow, the story's narrator, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between London and Africa as places of darkness. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism. Joseph Conrad acknowledged that Heart of Darkness was in part based on his own experiences during his travels in Africa. In 1890, at the age of 32, he was appointed by a Belgian trading company to serve as the captain of a steamer on the Congo River. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. Contents: Heart of Darkness Memoirs & Letters: A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes on Life & Letters Biography & Critical Essays: Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf

Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations

By Lorenzo Mastropierro
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350013560
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book explores the interaction between corpus stylistics and translation studies. It shows how corpus methods can be used to compare literary texts to their translations, through the analysis of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and four of its Italian translations. The comparison focuses on stylistic features related to the major themes of Heart of Darkness. By combining quantitative and qualitative techniques, Mastropierro discusses how alterations to the original's stylistic features can affect the interpretation of the themes in translation. The discussion illuminates the manipulative effects that translating can have on the reception of a text, showing how textual alterations can trigger different readings. This book advances the multidisciplinary dialogue between corpus linguistics and translation studies and is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in the application of corpus approaches to stylistics and translation.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

By Cates Baldridge,Robert Hampson
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1535851813
  • Total of Pages : 9
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Heart of Darkness Thrift Study Edition

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486112721
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
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Includes the unabridged text of Conrad's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Heart of Darkness

By Lauren Dane
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101545534
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Someone is illegally siphoning magic from the font of the Clan. When Meriel Owen, next in line to control the largest organization of witches in the country, discovers that it's the hot owner of a notorious underground club, she strokes an unusual deal that may plunge them all into the heart of darkness.

Metaphysical dimension in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"

By Sofia Arslan
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3668346690
  • Total of Pages : 4
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Literature Review from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: University, , course: Modern Novel, language: English, abstract: This short text examines the metaphysical dimension in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness". Conrad has created Heart of Darkness in such a way that the literary devices of symbolism, imagery, paradox and personification act as a catalyst for bringing out the metaphysical meaning behind the literal text. The physical journey of Marlowe to Congo, the atrocities he witnesses there and the insight he gains – all of it is fleshed out and given emblematic form on a metaphysical dimension.

Heart of Darkness Study Guide and Book (Annotated)

By Joseph Conrad
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Heart of Darkness may be short, but that doesn't make it an easy read; the short novel is loaded with themes, imagery, and symbols. If you need a little help understanding it, let BookCaps help with this study guide. Along with chapter by chapter summaries and anaylisis, this book features the full text of Conrad's classic novel is also included. BookCap Study Guides are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and Contemporary Thought

By Nidesh Lawtoo
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441123776
  • Total of Pages : 256
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With its innovative narrative structure and its controversial explorations of race, gender and empire, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a landmark of 20th century literature that continues to resonate to this day. This book brings together leading scholars to explore the full range of contemporary philosophical and critical responses to the text. Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Contemporary Thought includes the first publication in English of philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's essay, 'The Horror of the West', described by J. Hillis Miller as 'a major essay on Conrad's novel, one of the best ever written'. In the company of Lacoue-Labarthe, leading scholars explore new readings of Conrad's text from a full range of theoretical perspectives, including deconstructive, psychoanalytic, narratological and postcolonial approaches. Drawing on the very latest insights of contemporary thought, this is an essential study of one of the most important literary texts of the 20th century.

The Secret Agent

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 373097310X
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Fiction
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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale is a novel by Joseph Conrad published in 1907. The story is set in London in 1886 and deals largely with the life of Mr. Verloc and his job as a spy. The Secret Agent is also notable as it is one of Conrad's later political novels, which move away from his typical tales of seafaring. The novel deals broadly with the notions of anarchism, espionage, and terrorism. It portrays anarchist or revolutionary groups before many of the social uprisings of the twentieth century. However, it also deals with exploitation, particularly with regard to Verloc's relationship with his brother-in-law Stevie. Because of its terrorist theme, The Secret Agent was noted as "one of the three works of literature most cited in the American media" around two weeks after 11 September 2001. The Secret Agent was ranked the 46th best novel of the 20th century by Modern Library.

Imperialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

By Geoffrey Schöning
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638173003
  • Total of Pages : 14
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Essay from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A-, University of Auckland (Englisch Department), course: Seminar - Victorian Literature, Stage III (5.-6. Semester), 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: ‘He [Kurtz} began with the argument that we whites, from the point of development we had arrived at, “must necessarily appear to them [savages] in the nature of supernatural beings ... by the simple exercise of our will we can exert a power for good practically unbounded” ... It gave me the notion of an exotic Immensity ruled by an august Benevolence.’ (Marlow) Write an essay discussing whether you think Heart of Darkness endorses this view of the colonizing enterprise. Being a student of history, and of European colonialism in particular, I have had the pleasure to hear of Heart of Darkness several times. Whether it was introduced as a literary bonus to lectures on the notorious atrocities in the Congo or merely served as a vague metaphorical reference in scientific and popular articles, Conrad’s novel seemed to produce unanimous tenor. “[One] of fiction’s strongest statements about imperialism”1 it was; one that like “[no] other Victorian literary work addressed so radically [this] great era.”2 Readers like me would thus deny the above quotation in a sort of reflex retort; pointing to the fact that imperial rule might have been immense in its impact on native life but was certainly far from being benevolent. Rapacity and ruthlessness dominated under the spurious cloak of philanthropic interest – just as Heart of Darkness so clearly shows. Apparently. It is the aim of this essay to dive beyond such well-nigh automatic associations and scrutinise the novel’s treatment of imperialism, equipped with the tools of literary method. In which way does Heart of Darkness really depict the colonial enterprise? And what are the long-term consequences this view entails? I.e. what kind of general judgement can be inferred from the novel? Since imperialism is first and foremost a phenomenon rooted in time, insights from the historical discipline might be helpful and, wherever appropriate, will be used too. Conrad himself expressed this belief in synthesis between history and literature, emphasising that the “novelist is a historian, the preserver, the keeper, the expounder, of human experience.”3 Nonetheless, it is the novel, his fictionalised account, which remains the basis of any kind of interpretation. [...]

The Complete Marlow Narratives: Heart of Darkness + Lord Jim + Youth + Chance (Unabridged)

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026801288
  • Total of Pages : 469
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Marlow Narratives: Heart of Darkness + Lord Jim + Youth + Chance (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This omnibus contains the following books: Heart of Darkness Lord Jim Youth Chance Joseph Conrad ( 1857 – 1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties . He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature.

A light in the heart of darkness

By Amy Blankenship
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  • Publisher : Tektime
  • Book Code : 8873041930
  • Total of Pages : 522
  • Category : Fiction
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To Kyoko, mythical creatures are something you rent and watch on a Saturday night with your friends. When a mysterious stalker turns the shadows around her into dark corners with sharp deadly edges, will she be able to hide from the past? Darkness has fallen upon the world again and the guardians have been awaiting the resurrection. Though they are thought to be creatures of myth, in this reality they are far more real than people think. Only when the moon is high will these creatures, these guardians, battle the evil that seeks to overtake the world and the girl who holds ultimate power… the light in the heart of darkness. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

Heart of Black Ice

By Terry Goodkind
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1250194814
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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Heart of Black Ice is the climactic conclusion to Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestselling Nicci Chronicles. In the wake of the brutal war that swept the Old World in Siege of Stone, a new danger is forming along the coast. Taken captive by their enemies, King Grieve, along with Lila and Bannon are about to discover the terrifying force that threatens to bring destruction to the Old World. The Norukai, barbarian raiders and slavers, have been gathering an immense fleet among the inhospitably rocky islands that make up their home. With numbers greater than anyone could have imagined, the Norukai are poised to launch their final and most deadly war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Critical Practice

By Catherine Belsey
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134465467
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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What is poststructuralist theory, and what difference does it make to literary criticism? Where do we find the meaning of the text: in the author's head? in the reader's? Or do we, instead, make meaning in the practice of reading itself? If so, what part do our own values play in the process of interpretation? And what is the role of the text? Catherine Belsey considers these and other questions concerning the relations between human beings and language, readers and texts, writing and cultural politics. Assuming no prior knowledge of poststructuralism, Critical Practice guides the reader confidently through the maze of contemporary theory. It simply and lucidly explains the views of key figures such as Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida, and shows their theories at work in readings of familiar literary texts. Critical Practice argues that theory matters, because it makes a difference to what we do when we read, opening up new possibilities for literary and cultural analysis. Poststructuralism, in conjunction with psychoanalysis and deconstruction, makes radical change to the way we read both a priority and a possibility. With a new chapter, updated guidance on further reading and revisions throughout, this second edition of Critical Practice is the ideal guide to the present and future of literary studies.

Ordinary Monsters

By J. M. Miro
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771000049
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
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A stunning new work of historical fantasy, J. M. Miro's Ordinary Monsters introduces readers to the dark, labyrinthine world of the Talents. England, 1882. In Victorian London, two children with mysterious powers are hunted by a figure of darkness—a man made of smoke. Sixteen-year-old Charlie Ovid, despite a brutal childhood in Mississippi, doesn't have a scar on him. His body heals itself, whether he wants it to or not. Marlowe, a foundling from a railway freight car, shines with a strange bluish light. He can melt or mend flesh. When a jaded female detective is recruited to escort them to safety, all three begin a journey into the nature of difference, and belonging, and the shadowy edges of the monstrous. What follows is a story of wonder and betrayal, from the gaslit streets of London, and the wooden theatres of Meiji-era Tokyo, to an eerie estate outside Edinburgh where other children with gifts—the Talents—have been gathered. There, the world of the dead and the world of the living threaten to collide. And as secrets within the Institute unfurl, Marlowe, Charlie and the rest of the Talents will discover the truth about their abilities, and the nature of what is stalking them: that the worst monsters sometimes come bearing the sweetest gifts. Riveting in its scope and exquisitely written, Ordinary Monsters presents a catastrophic vision of the Victorian world—and of the gifted, broken children who must save it.

Dominicana

By Angie Cruz
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250205921
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction “Through a novel with so much depth, beauty, and grace, we, like Ana, are forever changed.” —Jacqueline Woodson, Vanity Fair “Gorgeous writing, gorgeous story.” —Sandra Cisneros Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn’t matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year’s Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan’s free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family’s assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, see a movie at Radio City Music Hall, go dancing with Cesar, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Angie Cruz's Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.