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Heart of Darkness, the Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire, a Longman Cultural Edition (Longman Cultural Edition)

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Heart of Darkness, The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire shows the literary and historical context within which—and against which—both Conrad and Kipling wrote their masterpieces. 

 

These works have deeply influenced later writings that deal with the ambitions, complexities, and failures of imperial projects of cultural influence and political control.  English, American, South Asian, and African authors from Saul Bellow to Salman Rushdie have worked with and against the models pioneered by Conrad and Kipling in the late Victorian era; their revolutionary impact is illuminated in this text.

Synopsis:

From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Heart of Darkness, The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire shows the literary and historical context within which—and against which—both Conrad and Kipling wrote their masterpieces. 

 

These works have deeply influenced later writings that deal with the ambitions, complexities, and failures of imperial projects of cultural influence and political control.  English, American, South Asian, and African authors from Saul Bellow to Salman Rushdie have worked with and against the models pioneered by Conrad and Kipling in the late Victorian era; their revolutionary impact is illuminated in this text.

About the Author

David Damrosch is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and past president of the American Comparative Literature Association. He has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His admired books, with lively appeal not only to the academic world but also to general readers, include The Narrative Covenant (1987), What Is World Literature? (2003), and The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007). In addition to editing the Longman Cultural Edition of Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” Rudyard Kipling’s ”The Man Who Would be King,” and Other Works on Empire, he is the inspired genius, founding force, and general editor of the first three editions of the six-volume Longman Anthology of British Literature and now general editor of The Longman Anthology of World Literature.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

 

About Longman Cultural Editions

 

About This Edition

 

Introduction

 

Table of Dates

 

Rudyard Kipling: Poems and Stories

A Tale of Two Cities

The Last Department

The Widow at Windsor

Tommy

The Young British Soldier

Fuzzy-Wuzzy

Gunga Din

Mandalay

Recessional

The White Man’s Burden

Ulster 1912

[Footnotes to Kipling Poems]

Without Benefit of Clergy

[Footnotes to Kipling, Without Benefit of Clergy]

The Man Who Would Be King

[Footnotes to “The Man Who Would Be King”]

 

Contexts: Empire and Its Discontents

Edward Lear: “The Akond of Swat”

Hilaire Belloc: “I, the Poor Indian, justly called ‘The Poor’”

“The Llama”

W. S. Gilbert: “The British Tar”

“The Darned Mounseer”

“The King of Canoodle-Dum”

Christina Rossetti, “In the Round Tower at Jhansi, June 8, 1857”

Ghalib: from Dastambu: A Bouquet of Flowers

“Now every English soldier that bears arms”

Bahadur Shah II: “I am not the light of anyone’s eye”

“I cannot bring myself to like this despoiled wilderness”

Major R.C.W. Mitford, from To Cabul with the Cavalry Brigade

Howard Hensman, from The Afghan War of 1879-80

[Footnotes to Contexts: Empire)]

 

Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

Contexts: The Scramble for Africa

Olaudah Equiano, from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Henry Morton Stanley, from Through the Dark Continent

from Address to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Joseph Conrad, from Congo Diary

Roger Casement, from Report to Parliament on the Congo

[Footnotes to Contexts: The Scramble for Africa”

 

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780321364678
Author:
Conrad, Joseph
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Editor:
Damrosch, David
Author:
Damrosch, David
Author:
Kipling, Rudyard
Subject:
General
Subject:
English fiction
Subject:
Imperialism in literature
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Conrad, Joseph
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Longman Cultural Edition
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.7 in 304 gr

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Heart of Darkness, The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire shows the literary and historical context within which—and against which—both Conrad and Kipling wrote their masterpieces. 

 

These works have deeply influenced later writings that deal with the ambitions, complexities, and failures of imperial projects of cultural influence and political control.  English, American, South Asian, and African authors from Saul Bellow to Salman Rushdie have worked with and against the models pioneered by Conrad and Kipling in the late Victorian era; their revolutionary impact is illuminated in this text.

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