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This volume presents the text of the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's classic short novel along with documents that place the work in historical context and critical essays that read Heart of Darkness from several contemporary critical perspectives. The text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.
In this third edition, the section of cultural documents and illustrations is entirely new, as are two recent exemplary critical essays by Gabrielle McIntire and Tony C. Brown that synthesize a variety of current critical approaches.

Table of Contents

Part One: Heart of Darkness: The Complete Text

Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts

The Complete Text 

*Part Two: Heart of Darkness in Cultural Context

Contextual Documents and Illustrations

Part Three: Heart of Darkness: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

A Critical History of Heart of Darkness

Feminist and Gender Criticism and Heart of Darkness

     JOHANNA M. SMITH, “Too Beautiful Altogether”:  Ideologies of Gender and Empire in Heart of Darkness 

Deconstruction and Heart of Darkness  

     J. HILLIS MILLER, Heart of Darkness Revisited 

The New Historicism and Heart of Darkness

     BROOK THOMAS, Preserving and Keeping Order by Killing Time in Heart of Darkness 

Postcolonial Criticism and Heart of Darkness  

     PATRICK BRANTLINGER, Heart of Darkness: Anti-Imperialism, Racism, or Impressionism?

*Combining Postcolonial, Feminist, and Gender Criticism with Queer Theory

     *GABRELLE McINTIRE, The Women Do Not Travel: Gender, Difference, and Incommensurability in Conrad's Heart of Darkness 

*Combining the New Historicism and Postcolonial Criticism with Psychoanalytic Criticism

     *TONY C. BROWN, Cultural Psychosis on the Frontier: The Work of the Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness 


Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms  



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Conrad, Joseph
Bedford Books
Murfin, Ross C.
Murfin, Ross C.
Literature-A to Z
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Third Edition
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism
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