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Heart of Darkness

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Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) is among the handful of modern literary texts that can truly be said to have changed our way of viewing the world. Its depiction of the excesses of colonialism in turn-of-the-century Africa has conferred upon the tale the status of a modern myth, and its title is frequently invoked as a byword for human atrocity. A new edition of the novella, co-edited by Professor Allan H. Simmons and Owen Knowles, University of Hull Research Fellow, has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. 

Offering a freshly-researched text based on Conrad’s original documents, the edition presents this classic of early Modernist fiction in a new version that recovers the writer’s preferred wordings, punctuation and narrative structure. Accompanying and supporting the text is a rich array of ancillary documents and annotation, including introduction, appendices, further reading suggestions and notes. Cambridge University Press has published the volume in paperback and at a price to appeal to the student market and pocket.

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