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    DescriptionHEART 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Heart of Darkness and Other Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Conrad, Volume editor Prof. Cedric Watts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 191 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199536016
    ISBN 10: 0199536015
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.1T
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    B&T Approval Code: C25101962
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    one map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    An Outpost of Progress ; Karain: A Memory ; Youth: A Narrative ; Heart of Darkness